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CALENDAR 


OF  THE 


S  TATE    PAPERS, 


BELATING  TO 


lEEL  AND, 

OF  THE  EEIGN  OF 

JAMES  I. 
1615-1625. 


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EDITED  BY 

The  Eev.  CHARLES  W.  RUSSELL,  D.D., 

AND 

JOHN  P.  PRENDEEGrAST,  Esq.,  Babkistbk-at-Law. 

PUBUBHIiD  UHDEK  THE  DIEECTION  OP  THE  MASTEE  OF  THE  BOILS  AMD  'WITH  THE   SANCTION  OF 
HEK  majesty's  SECBETAET  GB  STATE  SOB  THE   HOME  DEFABIMENT. 


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CONTENTS  OE  THIS  VOLUME. 


I'AOE 

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Calendar,  1615  to  1625    -  -  -  -  "  -  1' 

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PREFACE. 


"With  this  Tolume,  containing  the  papers  of  the  years 
1615-1625,  is  concluded  the  Calendar  of  State  Papers 
regarding  Ireland  of  King  James  the  First's  reign.  Its 
publication  has  been  delayed  by  the  said  accident  that 
befeU  my  valued  friend  and  fellow  labourer  the  Very 
Iteverend  Dr.  Russell,  joint  editor  with  me  for  so  many 
years  of  these  Calendars.^ 

At  the  end  of  the  first  of  these  10  years  (December 
1615)  we  part  company  with  Chichester,  who  had  acted  as 
Lord  Deputy  from  the  commencement  of  the  King's  reign, 
but  being  made  Lord  Treasurer  of  Ireland,  and  one  of  the 
Council  of  "War,  there  are  some  important  papers  from  his 
pen.  Three  years  afterwards,  that  is  to  say,  in  1619,  he 
was  followed  by  his  l^learned  and  lively  Attorney-General, 
Sir  John  Davys,  whose  service  commenced,  as  Sir  John 
himself  says,  "in  the  first  year  of  His  Majesty's  reign," 
but  we  miss  here  those  graphic  descriptions  of  Ireland 
which  he  poured  forth  during  the  earlier  of  those  "  sundry 
"  journeys  and  circuits  through  all  the  provinces  of  that 
"  kingdom,"  wherein  he  observed  (he  says),  besides  the 
"good  temperature  of  the  air,  the  fruitfulness  of  the  soil, 
"  and  many  other  advantages,  the  minds  and  bodies  of 


1  He  was  thrown  from  his  horse  near  the  gate  of  the  College  of  May- 
nooth  (of  which  he  was  President)  on  the  16th  of  May  1877.  He 
recovered  partially^  and  hopes  were  entertained  that  he  might  be  able  to 
resume  his  labours,  but  to  the  inexpressible  grief  of  his  friends  these 
hopes  were  disappointed.     He  died  26th  of  February  1880. 


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VlU  PREFACE. 

"  its  inhabitants  endowed  with  extraordinary  abilities  of 
"  nature."  These  journeys  were  now  over,  and  instead  of 
the  life  and  adventure  of  a  camp,  such  as  he  passed  when 
journeying  with  the  Deputy  and  Council  through  many  a 
tour  in  Ulster,  he  was  now  reduced  to  the  dull  routine  of 
his  office. 

Indeed  he  is  threatened  with  a  reprimand  from  the  King 
for  his  indiscretion  in  misreporting  his  conversations  with 
His  Majesty,  as  if  His  Majesty  had  privately  imputed  to 
Lord  Chichester  and  the  Council  Board  the  misgovern- 
ment  and  mismanagement  of  the  kingdom  of  Ireland ; 
though  His  Majesty  admitted  that  he  did  express  to  the 
Attorney-General  his  surprise  that  the  expenses  were  not 
more  retrenched.^ 

Chichester  was  succeeded  by  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  who 
was  appointed  Deputy  on  18th  July  1616,^  though  he  did 
not  enter  upon  his  office  till  26th  of  August  1616,*  and 
continued  Deputy  for  six  years,  i.e.,  till  18th  of  April  1622, 
when  he  was  recalled,  and  was  succeeded  by  Henry  Cary, 
Lord  Falkland,  who  arrived  in  Ireland  on  the  10th  of  May 
1622,  and  continued  in  office  during  the  remaining  three 
years  of  King  James's  reign. 

In  the  last  year  of  Chichester's  office  occurred  the  great 
northern  plot  for  the  capture  of  the  forts  in  Ulster,  for 
the  surprise  and  burning  of  Derry  and  Coleraine,  and  the 
massacring  of  the  new  planters  inhabiting  those  towns. 

The  object  of  the  conspirators  was  to  rescue  Con 
M'Gregy  O'Neil,*  Tyrone's  son,  a  boy  of  10  or  11  years 
old,  out  of  Charlemont  fort,  where  he  was  under  the  care 
of  Sir  Toby  Caulfeild,  and  to  obtain  the  deliverance  of 
the  three  Ulster  knights.  Sir  Neale  O'Donnell,  Sir  Donel 


1  Art.  197,  p.  107.  ^  Art.  265,  p.  129.  3  Art.  286,  p.  134. 

*  He  is  thus  called  in  Teague  O'Lennan's  examination,  p.  43.     Some- 
times Con  ne  Kreigy,  (p.  80).    He  was  also  called  "  Con  Eo,"  p.  77. 


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O'Cahan,  and  Sir  Cormac  M'Baron  O'Neil,  out  of  the 
Tower  of  London. 

The  conspirators  expected  to  obtain  the  person  of  Con 
Gregy  or  M'Gregy  through  the  aid  of  one  Ned  Drumane 
(probably  Drummond),  a  person  confided  in  by  Sir  Toby 
Caulfeild,  whilst  the  deliverance  of  the  Ulster  knights 
from  the  Tower  of  London  was  to  be  obtained  by  sparing 
the  Hves  of  Mr.  Beresford,  Mr.  Eowley,  and  Sir  Richard 
Hansard  from  the  general  massacre  in  order  to  exchange 
them  for  the  three  imprisoned  knights  in  the  Tower .^    In  a 
despatch  of  the  18th  of  April  ]  615,^  Chichester  announces 
the  discovery  of  the  plot  and  the  arrest  of  many  of  the 
conspirators.     By  a  list  he  gives  of  38  of  the  conspirators/ 
it  appears  that  two  of  Sir  Neale  O'Donnell's  brothers  were 
engaged,  that  is  to  say,  Donnel  and  Hugh  Boy,*  Bryan 
Grossagh  O'Neale,  a  base  son  of  Sir  Cormac,  and  Borie 
Oge  O'Cahan,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  Donel.^    Besides  the 
Irish  conspirators  there  were  some  of  the  old  Scots  of 
Ireland,  namely,  Alexander  M'Donnel,  a  nephew  of  Sir 
Randal  M'Donnel's  (p.  52),  and  Lother,  a  base  brother  of 
his  (ib.).    Alexander  McDonnell's  motive  seems  to  have 
been  a  quarrel  with  Sir  Eandal  for  not  giving  him  some 
land  he  promised  him,®  and  for  this  he  was  ready  to  help 
an  insurrection  that  would  bring  on  a  revolution  or  new 
settlement  of  property.    The  M'Donnells  of  the  Scottish 
Islands  were  to  be  roused  to  join,  and  for  this  purpose 
OoU,  son  of  Gillaspick  M'Donnell,  by  an  act  of  piracy  at 
sea  seized  the  vessel  of  Henry  Robinson,  a  merchant  of 
Londonderry,  and  went  a  voyage  of  10  weeks  among  the 
Scottish  Isles.    The  examination  of  Robert  Williamson,-a 


Art.  11,  p.  42.       2  Art.  69,  p.  38.      ^  Art.  92,  p.  52.     *  Ibid.,  p.  52. 
fi  Art.  92,  p.  53. 

«  Examination  of  Patrick  Ballagh  O'Murry,  Art.  76,  p.  46:   and  of 
Cahil  O'Hara,  Esq.,  Art.  106,  p.  61. 


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jc  preface. 

servant  of  Mr.  Robinson's  on  board  the  ressel  when 
capturedj  describiag  his  enforced  voyage  among  the  isles 
is  curious.^  The  discovery  of  the  plot  affords  some 
strange  incidents. 

Coll  Duff  M'QuiUen,  a  constable,  and  his  attendant, 
arrest  one  Tieg  O'Lennan  at  night  in  a  house.     Next 
morning  they  are  proceeding  on  their  journey  towards  Sii' 
Thomas  Phillips,  the   prisoner  being  allowed  to  walk, 
secured  by  a  rope  tied  to  one  leg,  held  by  the  constable's 
attendant,  when  the  prisoner  informs  the  constable  that  he 
has  something  to  tell  him  if  he  will  only  take  the  rope 
into  his  own  hand  and  send  his  attendant  out  of  ear  shot. 
He  then  teUs  the  constable  that  he  will  disclose  to  Sir 
Thomas  Phillips  a  great  secret,  being  the  greatest  service 
for  His  Majesty  that  was  done  this  10  years.    But  on  the 
way  they  were  met  by  the  Provost-Martial  and  his  men, 
and  were  brought  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  at  Toome ;  but 
the  Provost-Martial  having  some  dislike  to  M'Quillen,  the 
constable,  Teig  O'Lennan,  perceiving  a  chance  for  himself, 
denies  that  he  ever  made  any  such  declaration  as  the  con- 
stable alleged,  and  producing  the  pass  or  certificate  of 
character  of  Alexander  M'Donnell  gets    the   constable 
turned  into  the  criminal  instead  of  himself,  and  placed  in 
the  stocks,  where  he  continued  for  two  days  and  nights,^ 
and  Teig  O'Lennan  was  allowed  to  go  at  liberty.    But  the 
Provost-Martial,  suddenly  remembering  some  iofprmation 
that  he  had  formerly  received  of  a  design  of  Bryan  Oros- 
sagh  O'NeUe's  and  Alexander  M'DonneU's  to  steal ,  away 
Con  O'Neile,  Tyrone's  son,  out  of  Oharlemont,  his  suspicions 
were  aroused  by  Alexander  M'DonneU's  certificate,  who 
had  just  then  been  committed  on  suspicion,  and  he  re- 


1  Art.  103,  p,  57. 

2  Examination  of  Coll  Duff  M'Quillen,  Art.,  68,  p.  36. 


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PREFACE.  XI 

arrested  Teig  O'Lennan,  who  discloses  the  plot.^  The  ex- 
aminations disclose  occasionally  some  social  traits.  Many 
of  the  conspirators  carried  swords  as  part,  seemingly,  of 
their  ordinary  dress.  Thus  Rorie  O'Cahan  is  mounted  On 
a  horse  with  a  sword  by  his  side,  accompanied  by  six  men 
on  foot,  one  of  them  with  a  fowling  piece.^  Two  of  these 
men  were  "  two  Rymers  of  the  sept  of  the  Creeries."  ^ 
And,  further,  we  have  "  Couconnagh  O'Kennan,  a  rhymer 
or  chronicler  to  Conn  Rory  Maguire,  dwelling  with 
Maguire,  and  brother  to  Teig  O'Lennan  that  went  with 
Tyrone,  and  died  at  Eome.*  Bryan  Crossagh  O'Neile 
and  his  wife  sit  on  a  bed  of  rushes  in  their  house.^  Der- 
mot  Oge  Dunne,  to  conciKate  Bryan  Crossagh  O'Neile's 
fayour,  says,  "  if  thou  wUt  give  me  a  bueing  to  be  thy 
"  friend,  I  will  give  thee  a  bueing  to  be  my  friend."  And 
Bryan  gives  him  a  sword  to  be  his  friend.^  This  seems 
to  have  been  the  Irish  mode  of  making  a  binding  engage- 
ment. "  Cards,"  too,  or  sword-grinders,  had  employment, 
as  appears  at  the  close  of  Teigue  O'Lennan's  second  ex- 
amination.^ 

Bryan  Crossagh  gives  a  humorous  account  of  his  trial  at 
Dungannon : — 

"  I  was  at  the  assizes  the  other  day  (he  says),  and  Justice 
"  Aungier  was  ready  to  revile  me  like  a  churl,  if  I  did 
"  but  look  awry;  and  the  other  black  judge  ^would  lean 
"  his  head  upon  one  shoulder  to  see  if  he  could  espy  any 
"  occasion  to  hang  me.  I  will  not,  by  my  good  will,  ever 
"  come  among  them  any  more,  and  if  thou  wilt  take  my 
"  counsel "  (he  was  speaking  to  Dermot  Oge  Dunne,  and 
meant  that  he  hoped  he  would  join  them  in  their  plot)  "  I 
"  shaU  have  no  occasion  to  think  my  sword  ill-bestowed."^ 

1  Chichester's  despatch,  Art.  69,  p.  38. 

2  Art.  75,  p.  45.        »  Ibid.        *  Art.  115,  p.  63.        5  Art.  60,  p.  31. 
«  Ibid.,  p.  30.  7  Art.  72,  p.  44.  s  ^rt.  60,  p.  31. 

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XU  PEEFACE. 

Justice  Aungier  was  no  doubt  in  Ms  scarlet  robes,  as  is 
customary  with  judges  to  this  day,  sitting  in  the  Crown 
or  "  life  and  death  "  court  as  the  Irish  used  to  call  it.  The 
Uach  judge  was  probably  some  serjeant  or  King's  counsel 
named  in  the  Commission. 

But  that  incident  which  wiU  probably  strike  some  as  the 
most  strange  and  cruel  is  "  The  Voluntary  Confession  of 
"  Couconnaght  O'Kennan  upon  the  rack,"  taken  before 
Sir  Thomas  PhilKps,  Francis  Annesley,  Ralph  Burchensha, 
and  "  George  Sexten,  who  understands  the  Irish ;  Davie 
"  O'MuUan,  interpreter."  ^  This  application  of  torture  to 
the  poor  rhymer  or  chronicler  of  the  Maguires  was  done 
at  the  fort  of  Toome,  in  the  county  of  Antrim  probably, 
of  which  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  had  command. 

Now  the  only  strangeness  to  men  of  those  times  is  the 
term  "  voluntary "  to  such  a  confession,  for  this  practice 
was  almost  universal  in  Europe  in  that  age.  And  when 
Bishop  Rothe,^  in  his  Analecta,  complained  of  the  cruelty 
and  injustice  of  torturing  those  accused  of  this  very  trea- 
son, Dr.  Ryves,  in  his  published  reply,  entitled  "De  E-egi- 
"  minis  Anglicani  in  Hiberni^  Defensio,"  states  that  only 
two  were  tortured,  and  that  neither  of  these  was  put  to 
the  question  before  other  conspirators  had  confessed  all 
about  themselves  and  the  rest  without  torture,  than  which, 
he  adds,  "  there  can  be  nothing  milder  or  more  equitable 
"  in  judicial  process ;  for  just  as  to  begin  with  torture  is 
"  rather  the  office  of  an  executioner  than  a  judge;  so 
"  after  proofs  obtained  all  laws  and  all  rules  allow  the 
"  application  of  aU  kinds  of  torture  to  arrive  at  the  head 
"  of  the  conspiracy." ' 

1  Art.  144,  p.  78. 

2  Analecta  Sacra  Nova  et  Mira  de  Eebus  Catholicorum  in  HiberniS.  pro 
fide  et  religione  Gestis,  divisa  in  tres  partes.    4to.    Colonse,  1617. 

3  Eegiminis  Anglicani  in  HiberniS.  defensio  adversus  Analecten,  Libri 
Tres :  Autore  The.  Eyves,  Juris  Consulto,  Regis  Advocato,  p.  55.  Excuss. 
pro  Johanne  Bartlett.    A.D.  1624.   4to. 

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This  insane  conspiracy  (considering  the  forces  of  the 
conspirators)  was  the  result  of  the  Ulster  Plantation,  the 
great  event  of  King  James's  reign  and  of  Chichester's 
deputyship.  The  next  plantation  undertaken  was  that  of 
the  Murroughs,  Eanshelas,  and  other  territories  in  Wex- 
ford, fully  described  in  the  papers  contained  in  the  pre- 
ceding volume  of  this  Calendar ;  but  so  many  were  the 
protests  of  the  natives  and  difficulties  of  the  settlement 
that  the  completion  of  it  was  left  to  St.  John. 

The  case  of  the  native  proprietors  will  be  found  stated 
(Art.  248,  p.  124).  In  1618  they  obtained  the  favour  of 
a  new  measurement  of  the  escheated  lands,  when  it  was 
found  that  the  planters  had  got  double  the  quantity  in- 
tended for  them.  They  were,  therefore,  obliged  to  sur- 
ren.der  their  patents,  and  take  oat  new  ones  with  reduced 
quantities,  and  thus  so  many  acres  were  cast  back  again 
to  the  natives,  that  there  were  by  that  means  about  four 
score  of  them  made  freeholders  more  than  formerly  were : 
for  which  unexpected  good  they  seemed  to  be  heartily 
thankful,  wrote  Sir  Henry  Docwra.^    But  this  did  not 


Mr.  Hill  Burton,  in  his  newly  pubUshed  history  of  the  reign  of  Queen 
Anne,  has  the  following :  "  The  Act  (of  Union)  contained  a  short  clause 
"  that  might  be  calculated  to  raise  a  sensation  of  shame  in  the  most 
"  patriotic  of  Scotsmen.  It  simply  made  it  law  '  that  no  person  accused  of 
"  '  any  capital  offence  or  other  crime  in  Scotland  shall  suffer  or  be  liable  to 
"  '  any  torture,' "  vol.  ii.,  p.  36,  Blackwood  and  Sons,  Edinburgh  and 
London,  1880.  In  Lord  Mountjoy's  "  Instructions,"  to  Sir  George 
Carew,  as  President  of  Munster,  dated  7th  March  1600 :  «  The  President 
"  and  Council,  or  any  three  of  them,  the  President  to  be  always  one, 
"  upon  vehement  suspicion  of  any  great  offence  in  any  party  committed 
"  against  the  Queen's  Majesty,  may  put  the  party  suspected  to  tortures  as 
"  they  shall  think  convenient."  Pacata  Hibernia,  or  Ireland  subdued,  &c., 
pp.  12,  13.  4to.  London,  1663.  Of  course  the  Deputy  could  not  convey 
any  power  but  what  he  had  himself. 

In  1642  Colonel  Reade  was  racked  by  the  Lords  Justices,  being  a 
messenger  from  the  Irish  to  the  Queen. 

1  Sir  Henry  Docwra,  Art.  399,  p.  187. 


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content  the  whole;  those  who  were  left  unprovided  for 
contrived  to  send  agents  to  the  King  and  Council  in 
England,  and  after  their  return  their  carriage  was  such 
that  they  stirred  up  abnost  200  of  the  natives,  and  brought 
them  to  Dublin,  assuring  them  that  if  they  did  but  show 
themselves  in  numbers  they  should  have  land  given  them. 
"  Por  this  insolent  and  undutif  ul  behaviour,"  continue  the 
Deputy  and  Council,  "  it  was  thought  meet  they  should 
"  be  committed  to  prison,  where  they  yet  remain  to  terrify 
"  others  from  the  like  attempt.    For  it  would  be  in  vain 
"  to  make  any  more  plantations  if  for  the  clamour  of  a 
"  few  obstinate  natives  who  had  no  proportion,  either 
"  through  their  own  obstinacy  or  by  mistake  of  the  sur- 
"  veyors,  so  happy  a  plantation  should  be  shaken."  ^     St, 
John  sent  the  Privy  Council  a  letter  also  of  his  own,  by 
which  it  appears  that  the  Lords  of  the  Counbil  in  England 
took  similar  measures  with  some  of  the  petitioners  in 
London,  for  he  thanked  them  for  restraining  some  of  them 
to  send  to  Virginia,  and  prayed  them  if  any  more  of  them 
should  trouble  the  King  or  their  Lordships  to  send  them 
after  their  countrymen.^ 

But  there  were  two  other  plantations  that  belonged 
exclusively  to  St.  John,  namely,  those  of  Longford  and 
Ely  O' Carroll,  His  scheme  for  these  plantations  will  be 
found  in  Arts.  508  and  509,  pp.  230,  231. 

The  protest  of  the  native  proprietors  of  Longford 
alleged  a  title  of  300  years,  the  composition  made  with 
Queen  Elizabeth  acknowledging  their  right,  Lord  Mount- 
joy's  promise  and  the  King's,  and  that  their  Chief  served 
the  Crown  in  Elanders,  Prance,  and  Ireland,  and  that  his 
son  and  heir  was  the  King's  ward.    By  this  act  he  would 


1  St.  John  and  Council  to  the  Lords,  Dec.  6th,  1620.    Art.  710,  pp. 
303-304.  2  Art.  712,  p.  306. 


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lose  the  hearts  of  many  to  prefer  a  few  servitors ;  that  he 
would  make  them  desperate,  for  being  no  tradesmen  they 
must  live  by  plunder ;  and  they  conclude  by  saying  that 
all  the  north  was  discontented  by  the  Ulster  plantation, 
and  that  the  eyes  of  all  the  nation  were  fixed  upon  this 
business  of  Longford  and  the  usage  of  the  natives  that 
ever  for  the  greatest  part  had  been  good  subjects.^ 

Troublesome  as  these  plantations  were,  St.  John  was 
quite  wilhng  to  go  on  with  the  labour. 

In  concluding  the  despatch  of  the  Council  concerning 
the  Wexford  plantation  he  requests  the  Lords  to  believe 
that  as  they  had  toiled  and  laboured  through  three  plan- 
tations they  were  then  ready  to  go  on  with  a  fourth.^ 

But  now,  instead  of  one  more,  six  more  were  under- 
taken. On  20th  January,  1620,  St.  John  received  the 
King's  commission  to  undertake  the  plantations  of  the 
county  Of  Leitrim  in  Connaught,^  and  the  several  terri- 
tories following  in  Leinster,  that  is  to  say,  Delviii 
M'Ooughlan's  country  in  the  King's  county,  Eercal  or 
O'MoUoy's  country  in  the  same,  Iregan  or  O'Doyne's 
(or  O'Dunne's)  country  in  the  Queen's  county,  O'Eox's 
country,  and  part  of  Clancolman  ia  "Westmeath.  The 
chief  inhabitants  of  all  these  territories  were  summoned 
up  to  DubKn  to  sign  formal  submissions. 

The  natives  of  Leitrim,  above  201  in.  number,  appeared 
at  the  day,*  and  (accordiag  to  the  Report  of  the  Deputy 
and  Council)  subscribed  the  instrument  of  submission, 
seeming  glad  to  relinquish  the  old  insolent  and  overgrown 
title  of  O'EiOurke,  and  to  make  their  dependence  wholly 
and  immediately  upon  the  King.     The  others  declined, 


1  Art.  200,  p.  108. 

2  Ibid.,  p.  305.  3  Art.  724,  p.  312. 

*  St.  John  to  Lords  of  Council,  Dec.  Slat,  1620.    Art.  717,  p.  310. 
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and  were  encouraged  by  others  to  stand  out;  but  St. 
John  was  determined  to  go  through  with  the  work. 

But  he  was  so  soon  afterwards  recalled  that  he  left  it 
to  his  successor  Lord  Ealkland  to  finish. 

It  is  easy  to  imagine  what  troubles  awaited  Lord  Ealk- 
land by  the  following  despatch  written  before  his  taking 
up  his  office.  It  is  dated  22nd  June  1622,  and  is  from 
the  Lords  Justices  and  Council  to  the  Lords  of  the 
Council  in  England.  They  inform  them  that  the  Lords 
and  gentlemen  of  the  countries  to  be  planted  had  met  in 
Great  Assembly  at  Dublin,  and  so  harrassed  them  daily 
with  their .  importunities  that  they  entreated  Mr.  Hadsor, 
"  in  regard  of  his  knowledge  of  the  language,"  to  consider 
their  complaints ;  but  soon  they  are  alarmed  by  heariag 
that  the  natives  were  preparing  to  come  by  multitudes 
out  of  all  those  parts.  To  prevent  them  the  sheriffs  were 
to  order  them  rather  to  send  a  few  agents.  Their  com- 
plaints were  so  well  founded  that  the  Lords  Justices  and 
said  Council  entreated  speedy  directions  what  answer  to 
give  them.^ 

The  only  published  protest  and  defence  on  behalf  of 
the  native  Irish  was  the  work  already  mentioned,  namely, 
Eothe's  Analecta,  Being  himself  a  native  of  Kilkenny, 
and  therefore  near  neighbours  of  the  Cavenaghs  and 
Kinshelas,  whose  territories  formed  the  field  for  the  Wex- 
ford plantation,  he  felt  deeply  for  their  late,  and  urged 
the  cruelty  of  driving  out  the  owners  from  their  homes 
with  charges  of  children,  no  property  but  a  few  herds  of 
cows  and  garrans,  no  trade  but  tillage  and  pasturage,  yet 
men  of  lofty  spirit  and  vigorous  frames;  and  the  danger, 
being  men  who  would  rather  hunger  in  their  own  land 


1  Lords  Justices  and  Council  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council,  22nd  June 
1622.     Art.  882,  p.  356. 


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than  feast  in  a  foreign  country,  and  would,  perhaps  (like 
the  Scythians),  retreat  fighting  till  they  reached  the  graves 
of  their  forefathers,  and  there  make  a  stand  and  sink  in 
their  own  blood.^  Nor  were  these  forecasts  disappointed. 
In  three  years  before  29th  of  September  1619,  300 
had  been  killed  or  hanged,  or  cut  ofi  by  their  own 
countrymen  paid  for  that  purpose.^  And  still  St.  John 
(9th  Noyember  1619),  advertises  the  Privy  Council  of 
"  some  desperate  rogues  "  who  inhabit  the  fast  places  in 
the  counties  of  Wexford  and  Oarlow  that  for  three 
months  had  disturbed  the  country.^ 

This  was  "  Morris  M'Edmond  Cavenagh,  a  bastard  of 
"  that  ever-rebellious  race  of  the  Cavenaghs,"  who,  with 
a  crew  of  wicked  rogues  gathered  out  of  the  bordering 
parts,  shortly  after  broke  in  upon  the  new  plantation,  sur- 
prised Sir  James  Carroll's  and  Mr.  Marwood's  houses, 
murdered  their  servants,  burned  their  towns,  for  which 
most  of  them,  adds  St.  John  and  the  Council,  had  been 
since  slain  or  executed.* 

Similar  bodies  of  desperate  men  were  "  out "  in  Tyrone 
and  Londonderry  and  in  other  counties,  and  others  "  upon 
"  their  keeping,  as  we  call  it  here,"  said  Sir  !Prancis  An- 
nesley,  but  that  was  a  trifle  to  speak  of  in  that  kingdom 
where  such  courses  had  been  frequent.^ 

The  following  year  Falkland  discovers  a  conspiracy 
spread  through  Southern  Leinster,  from  Windgates  in 
Wioklow  to  Ross  in  Wexford,  about  by  the  walls  of 
Kilkenny  to  the  "Townes  End"  of  Carlow,  among  the 


1  Analecta,  &c.,  pp.  260,  261.  ^  Art.  582,  p.  262. 

3  Alt.  591,  p.  267. 

*  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords,  6tli  December  1620.  Art.  710,  p.  304. 

6  Sir  Francis  to  Sir  Edward  Conway,  March  27th,  1624.     Art.  1174, 

p.  474. 

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four  nations,  "  as  they  term  them,"  he  adds,  of  the  Butlers, 
the  Byrnes,  the  Tooles,  and  Cavenaghs.^ 

These  men  were  all  rendered  desperate  by  the  Wexford 
Plantation ;  and  though  John  Butler,  one  of  those  arrested, 
being  a  brother  of  Sir  Edward  Butler's,  had  formerly 
hunted  down  and  cut  off  the  head  of  Murrogh  Baccagh 
Cavenagh,  and  brought  his  accomplices  to  justice,  he 
doubted  his  loyalty,  and  told  Conway  that  Sir  Edward 
Butler  himseK  was  not  free  from  suspicion,  for  they  (the 
Deputy  and  Council)  supposed  that  Murrogh  Baccagh 
had  not  lost  his  head  but  for  fear  his  tongue  should  tell 
tales. ^ 

But  these  six  plantations  thus  on  hand  were  not  enough, 
and  EaMand  desired  to  signalize  his  deputyship  with 
some  plantations  of  his  own. 

His  project  was  to  make  a  plantation  in  the  county  of 
Wicklow,  "  not  20  miles  from  Dublin."  He  says,  "  the 
"  territories  of  Banelagh,  Imale,  Glancapp,  Cosha,  part  of 
"  the  Byrne's  county,  Shillelagh,  and  the  DufiEry."  *  Of 
course  he  found  grievances  to  allege  against  the  inhabi- 
tants, but  he  received  a  very  unexpected  check.  The  Com- 
mittee of  the  Privy  Council,  to  whom  were  referred  all 
Irish  matters  (therefore  called  Commissioners  for  Irish 
Causes),  objected  to  Falkland's  proposal,  considering  that 
plantations  had  been  much  perverted  by  the  private  aims 
of  particular  men,  and  were  causes  of  much  discontent  and 
exasperation  to  the  people  they  concerned,  and  that  as  the 
late  plantations  were  yet  in  their  infancy  and  far  from 
being  well  settled,  they  deemed  it  unseasonable  to  think 
of  any  more  for  the  present.* 


1  Falkland  to  Secretary  Conway,    Art.  1388,  p.  577.  '  j^,y_ 

3  Falkland  to  the  Privy  Council,  May  3rd,  1623.    Art.  1019,  p.  409, 
*  Commissioners  of  Irish  Causes  (to  the  Privy  Council),  July  1623. 
Alt.  1058,  p.  427. 


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Next  to  the  disturbances  and  crimes  arising  out  of  the 
new  plantations  in  Leinster,  the  most  signal  feature  of 
Falkland's  administration  of  Ireland,  was  the  fitful  en- 
forcing of  the  penal  laws  against  the  Catholics  consequent 
upon  the  French  or  Spanish  matches  for  Prince  Charles,  for 
which  the  King  was  so  long  negotiating.  The  religious 
liberty  of  the  Catholics  was  a  main  demand  of  the  Court 
of  Madrid,  and  according  as  the  King  conceived  himself 
to  be  near  or  distant  from  the  object  of  his  desires,  he 
suspended  or  enforced  the  penal  laws  in  Ireland.  Thus 
on  the  21st  of  January  1623  there  was  posted  a  proclama- 
tion of  the  Council  renewing  the  orders  for  all  titular 
bishops,  all  priests  and  regulars  to  depart  the  kingdom 
within  40  days.^ 

On  20th  of  June  1623  the  order  was  renewed,  and  the 
Statute  of  Elizabeth  against  any  foreign  ecclesiastical 
foreign  jurisdiction  was  to  be  strictly  enforced,  and  the 
oath  of  supremacy  to  be  tendered  to  all  officers  in  cities 
and  towns  corporate,  and  sentence  of  excommunication  to 
be  put  in  force  against  the  aldermen  and  such  as  had 
relapsed. 

All  recusants  were  to  be  fined,  and  the  ablest  and  most 
obstinate  selected  for  penalties.^  But  on  26th  of  March 
1623  the  Prince  and  Buckingham,  disguising  themselves 
with  false  beards,  secretly  passed  through  France  to  Spain, 
and  arriving  at  Madrid,  secreted  themselves  at  the  Earl  of 
Bristol's,  the  Ambassador's  house,  and  carried  on  there  the 
preliminaries  for  their  meeting  with  the  Catholic  King 
and  the  Princess.    Their  public  reception  was  so  solemn 


1  Art-.  980,  p.  399. 

2  Art.  1034,  p.  416.  Orders  for  His  Majesty  conceived  by  the  Commis- 
sioners concerning  the  state  of  the  Church  of  Ireland.  See  Orders  32,  33, 
34,  and  37. 


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that  the  people  thought  that  the  Prince  must  have  come 
to  Madrid  with  the  resolution  of  submitting  to  the  Roman 
Catholic  Church.  Even  the  Earl  of  Bristol  thought  the 
same,  and  spoke  to  the  Prince  about  it.^ 

At  this  time  orders  came  to  Ealkland  to  suspend  the 
enforcing  of  these  penal  laws ;  the  Irish,  therefore,  con- 
ceived hopes  of  the  loftiest  kind. 

Captain  Arthur  Eorbes  found  seven  or  eight  priests 
passing  through  a  town  of  his,  who  said  they  were  going, 
as  they  did,  to  the  Cavan,  and  had  a  warrant  under  His 
Majesty's  Great  Seal,  and  subscribed  by  the  Council's 
hands,  and  especially  with  my  Lord  of  Canterbury's ;  and 
next  day  they  assembled  at  the  Cavan  to  the  number  of 
2,000  and  3,000  from  divers  parts,  had  their  solemn  masses 
and  public  preaching,  heretofore  never  heard  of;  and  next 
day  had  the  like  at  Granard. 

They  also  gave  out  they  would  come  to  his  own 
(Captain  Arthur  Eorbes's)  parish  church,  and  if  they  did 
(unless  he  knew  it  to  be  His  Majesty's  allowance)  he 
should  "  make  the  antiphonie  of  their  mass  be  sung  with 
sound  of  musket."  ^ 

There  is  another  account  of  the  same  meeting  from 
Sir  Hugh  Cuhne,  who  says  that  12  friars  appeared  there 
in  their  robes.  At  Kells  fair  (he  continues)  on  Tuesday 
preceding,  one  Henry  DowdaU,  who  had,  he  supposed, 
more  wealth  than  wit,  openly  in  the  fair  proclaimed  that 
their  Most  Gracious  Prince  was  married  the  17th  of 
August,  and  that  the  Eight  Honourable  the  Duke  of 


1  Narrative  of  the  Spanish  Marriage  Treaty  by  Brother  Franciso  de 
Jesus.  Edited  and  translated  by  Samuel  Rawson  Gardiner  for  the  Camden 
Society,  1869. 

2  A  certificate  touching  assemblies  in  Ireland  from  Captain  Arthur 
Forbes.    Art.  1078,  p.  433. 


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Buckingham  carried  the  cross  before  the  Prince.  To  the 
minister  (Mr.  Smith),  who  advised  him  to  be  more 
cautious,  he  answered,  "  It  is  Harry  Dowdall  that  reports 
"  it,  and  will  make  it  good,"  ^ 

The  E/oman  Catholic  Primate  drew  up  a  long  and 
learned  paper  for  the  Pope  and  Cardinals  concerning  the 
liberties  to  be  obtained.^  On  the  Prince's  return  meetings 
were  held  at  Dublin  of  the  prime  nobility  and  gentry  of 
the  Pale,  of  which  the  Earl  of  Westmeath  and  Sir  Wil- 
liam Talbot  were  the  authors,  to  congratulate  him  on  his 
return,  and  free  themselves  from  some  aspersions  cast  on 
them ;  and  a  general  contribution  agreed  on  to  pay  for 
the  journey  of  their  agents.  It  is  IPalkland  gives  this 
account,^  and  sends  the  instrument  subscribed  for  a 
contribution.* 

But  the  King's  orders  to  enforce  the  penal  laws  and  to 
banish  the  clergy  were  renewed  on  the  16th  of  January 
1624,  to  Falkland's  very  great  comfort,  as  it  was  the  very 
same  course  that  was  begun  by  him  before  his  Highness' s 
going  into  Spain.® 

And  it  was  high  time  indeed  (he  continued),  so  many 
falling  away,  that  even  their  judgment  seats  were  not  free 
from  the  suspicion  of  having  some  of  their  "  lumps " 
soured  by  the  leaven  of  that  corruption.  The  judges 
accordingly  should   (in   his   opinion)   have  the  oath  of 


^  A  certificate  from  Sir  Hugh  Culme  touching  one  Dowdall.  Art.  1077, 
p.  432. 

2  Art.  1123,  p.  451. 

3  Lord  Deputy  to  Mr.  Secretary  Conway,  Dec,  ^14,  1623,  Art.  1100, 
p.  440. 

*  Instrument  subscribed  by  the  Irish  Lords  and  others  for  the  appoint- 
ment of  a  general  contribution  towards  a  pretended  agency  into  England. 
Art.  1101,  p.  441. 

8  Lord  Deputy  to  Secretary  Conway,  January  24,  1624.  Art.  1137, 
p.  458. 


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supremacy  tendered  to  them.  Eriaries  too  were  built,  and 
collections  making  for  building  churches  and  materials 
produced.^  But  no  sooner  had  he  issued  the  proclamation 
and  orders  for  enforcing  the  supremacy  oath  and  other 
penal  measures  than  he  hears  reports  of  another  counter- 
mand, an  irresolution  which  he  declared  would  be  most 
prejudicial  to  the  peace  of  the  kingdom.^ 

In  explanation  of  these  varying  orders  he  is  informed 
that  in  contemplation  of  the  match  with  Spain  His 
Majesty  had  resolved  to  deal  graciously  with  the  Eoman 
Catholics,  and  he  is  again  ordered  to  suspend  the  penal 
laws.^ 

On  the  breaking  of  the  match  the  execution  of  the 
penal  laws  was  renewed,  and  the  discontented  Irish  con- 
ceived hopes  of  a  war  between  England  and  Spain.* 
B/eports  come  that  the  King  of  Spain  has  doubled  the 
Irish  Eegiment  in  the  Low  Countries  ;  ^  that  his  fleet  was 
coming  with  Irish  soldiers  on  board;"  that  he  would 
restore  the  fugitives  to  the  lands  of  their  ancestors ;  that 
young  Tyrone  was  to  head  the  army ;  and  that  the  King 
of  Spain  was  to  employ  all  the  Irish  beyond  the  seas, 
excepting  those  of  Poland,  who  were  to  bar  the  King  of 
Denmark  and  Sweden  from  coming  to  the  aid  of  the 
English.^ 

In  the  present  Volume  will  be  found  a  series  of  im- 
portant papers  concerning  the  Plantation  of  Ulster.  That 
subject  divides  itself  into  two  parts.     Eirst,  the  general 


1  Lord  Deputy  to  Secretary  Conway,  January  24,  1264.     Art.  1137 
p.  458.  ' 

2  Lord  Deputy  to  Mr.  Secretary  Conway.    January  25th,  1624.    Art 
1140,  p.  460. 

3  Privy  Council  to  the  Lord  Deputy.    Art.  1151,  p.  464. 

*  Sir  Francis  Annesly  to  Conway,  March  27th,  1624.    Art.  1174  p.  473. 
B  Art.  1197,  p.  486.  «  Art.  1221,  p.  498. 

7  Art.  1230,  p.  504. 


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plantation;  secondly,  the  Londoners'  plantation.  The 
latter  comprised  the  whole  county  of  Londonderry;  hut 
the  City  of  London  divided  the  county  into  12  proportions 
amongst  the  various  city  companies  as  being  too  much 
for  the  city  to  manage,  keeping  the  city  of  Londonderry 
and  the  town  of  Coleraine  for  themselves. 

Eor  a  general  view  of  the  Undertakers  and  their  British 
tenants,  the  muster  taken  by  Captain  G-eorge  AUeyne  in 
1618  will  be  found  interesting,  as  giving  in  tabular  form 
the  names  of  the  Undertakers,  and  the  number  of  men, 
muskets,  calivers,  pikes,  halberts,  and  swords  that  were 
mustered  before  him.^ 

But  another  main  point  was  the  getting  rid  of  the 
native  Irish,  and  confining  them  to  the  lands  of  the 
bishops  and  servitors,  or  the  increasing  of  the  revenue  by 
the  fines  payable  for  this  default.  These  fines,  being  ten 
shillings  for  every  householder  found  upon  them  contrary 
to  proclamation,  were  farmed  out  by  the  King  to  Edward 
Wray  on  6th  April  1619,  at  1001.  a  year.^ 

But  the  natives  were  found  so  necessary  (as  Chichester 
had  foreseen  from  the  very  beginning)  that  the  Under- 
takers were  constantly  remonstrating  and  offering  to 
double  the  rent  payable  to  the  King  if  they  might  keep 
them.*  In  1621  the  Committee  of  Council  for  Irish 
Affairs  suggest  that  Undertakers  be  permitted  to  keep 
conformable  Irish  as  tenants  of  one  fourth  of  their  lands, 
but  not  as  menials,  unless  such  single  servants  as  should  > 
be  conformable  during  their  service ;  and  of  other  Irish, 
two  for  every  plough,  and  such  masons,  hedgers,  and 
other  day  labourers  as  they  might  require.* 

1  Art.  501,  pp.  220-226. 
a  Art.  534,  p.  244.  3  Art.  382,  p.  357. 

*  Art.  734,  p.  322.    For  the  formal  propositions  of  the  Undertakers,  see 
Art.,  883,  p.  358. 


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Por  the  number  of  Irisli  natives  dwelling  or  depasturing 
on  the  proportions  of  the  several  Undertakers  and  their 
tenants  and  farmers'  land,  some  conception  may  be  formed 
by  the  return  made  by  Commissioners  on  28th  February 
1624  for  the  county  of  Fermanagh.^  These  recurring  pro- 
clamations for  the  banishing  of  the  natives  and  the  in- 
quiries for  breaches  of  the  King's  orders,  and  the  covenants 
of  the  plantation  kept  the  Undertakers  in  constant  terror, 
well  expressed  in  their  general  petition  presented  by  Lord 
Balfour,  Sir  Erancis  Annesley,  and  Sir  Archibald  Acheson 
in  July  1624.2  And  early  in  the  following  reign  they  had 
the  relief  demanded,  thus  doing  away  with  one  of  the 
main  objects  of  the  plantation.  In  addition  to  these  com- 
plaints against  the  Undertakers  in  general,  the  King  and 
Council  had  special  defaults  to  allege  against  the  Corpora- 
tion of  London  for  their  neglect  in  not  banishing  the 
natives,  in  not  bringiag  over  an  adequate  number  of  British 
inhabitants  into  Derry  and  Coleraine,  of  not  properly 
fortifying  these  towns,  and  as  regarded  the  general  planta- 
tion of  the  country  in  neglecting  to  enforce  upon  the 
several  companies,  their  tenants,  the  making  of  the  proper 
numbers  of  freeholders  and  tenants,  strong  manor  houses, 
and  retaining  of  the  natives. 

These  Calendars  detail  the  many  commissions  of  inspec- 
tion sent  over  during  the  15  years  since  the  first  planta- 
tion of  Ulster. 

Captain  Nicholas  Pynnar's  is  the  best  known,*  but  the 
inquiry  made  by  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  and  Richard  Hadsor, 
in  1622,  into  the  plantation  of  the  county  of  Londonderry 
in  especial  is  one  of  the  most  interesting,  perhaps,  ever 
made.    Por  in  it  the  state  of  every  building,  public  and 


1  Art.  1157,  p.  465.  2  Art.  1252,  p.  518. 

^  Printed  in  Harris's  Hibernica.    Folio.    Dublin,  1747. 


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private,  is  portrayed  in  colours,'  giving  a  picture  of  the 
liveliest  kind.  There  are  views  of  Londonderry  and  Cole- 
raine,  with  all  the  houses  in  the  streets  and  other  build- 
ings, the  ramparts,  &c.  And  on  the  proportions  of  the 
several  London  companies  are  drawn  not  only  the  several 
manor  houses,  but  those  of  the  freeholders  and  farmers, 
besides  the  cage- work  houses  in  course  of  building,  but 
unfinished.  The  original  is  in  Lambeth  Library,  but  a 
perfect  fac-sioiile  was  made  by  Colonel  Colby's  orders  when 
Superintendent  of  the  Ordnance  Survey  of  Ireland,  at  the 
suggestion  of  Captain  Larcom,  R.E.,  for  the  Ordnance  Sur- 
vey OflB.ce  at  the  Phoenix  Park  in  1836,  and  is  preserved 
there.  This  survey  is  calendared  in  the  present  volume,  and 
some  account  of  the  drawings  is  attempted  in  order  that 
a  notion  may  be  formed  of  the  value  of  this  curious  and 
beautiful  record.^  By  some  good  fortune  Major  Larcom 
secured  at  the  same  time  a  folio  volume  in  manuscript, 
being  a  cotemporaneous  copy  of  Sir  Thomas  PhiUips's 
"  Collection  of  the  whole  proceeding  of  the  Londoners  in 
"  their  plantation  since  their  fijst  undertaking."  It  sets 
out  in  detail  the  neglects  and  defaults  of  the  Londoners, 
with  the  evidence. 

In  1624  Sir  Thomas  PhUlips  formally  impeached  the 
City  of  London  for  their  neglects  in  a  petition  to  the  King, 
and  on  6th  of  July  1624  Lords  Grandison,  Carew,  and 
Chichester  were  ordered  to  hear  his  charges.^  The  result 
was  that,  on  24th  September  1624,  the  City  of  London 
were  ordered  by  the  King  in  Council  to  speedily  perform 
such  things  as  were  comprised  in  23  articles  framed  by 
the  Lords  Grandison,  Carew,  and  Chichester,  and  Sir 
Thomas  Phillips  was  appointed  to  oversee  their  perform- 


1  Art.  916,  pp.  364-378.  ^  Art.  1246,  pp.  514,  515. 


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ance,  and  to  be  paid  by  the  City  of  London  a  salary  for  it 
of  200^.  a  year,  if  nothing  to  the  contrary  could  justly  be 
alleged  by  the  City.^ 

The  City  having  neglected  to  appear  or  answer  or  per- 
form these  requirements,  the  Privy  Council,  on  2nd  Sep- 
tember 1624i,  sequestered  the  rents  and  revenues  of  the 
City  of  London  in  Ulster  to  compel  the  performance  of 
the  23  articles.^  The  City  obtained  a  suspension  of  this 
sequestration,  and  from  this  time  till  the  year  1628  there 
were  frequent  renewals  of  the  sequestration  and  suspen- 
sions and  other  proceedings  in  England,  all  minutely  de- 
tailed by  Sir  Thomas  PhilKps  ;  but  on  the  22nd  of  August 
1628  he  obtained  a  new  commission  of  inquiry  into  the 
conduct  of  the  City  of  London  directed  into  Ireland  to 
Lord  Falkland,  to  the  Primate  and  the  Bishop  of  Derry,  to 
Sir  John  Vaughan,  to  Sir  William  Ryves  and  Edward 
Bolton,  Attorney  and  Solicitor  General,  and  others,*  and 
undertook  to  speed  the  inquiry  and  prove  the  City's  defaults 
at  his  own  charge,  asking  nothing  else  until  he  should 
have  finished  the  business,  but  an  arrear  of  460^.  due  to 
him  by  the  King,  which  the  King  on  these  conditions 
ordered  Falkland  to  pay.^  The  Commissioners  found  by 
their  return  that  Sir  Thomas  Phillips's  allegations  were 
true.  With  this  return  Sir  Thomas's  collections  end, 
except  for  his  former  impeachment  of  the  City  of  London 
by  his  petition  to  the  King  in  1629,  founded  upon  the 
contents  of  his  book  and  forming  the  preface  to  it. 

Next  year  (1630)  the  Attorney-General  filed  an  infor- 
mation in  the  Star  Chamber  at  Westminster,  grounded  on 


1  Art.  1277,  pp.  527-530. 

2  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  Memoir,  p.  75.  3  ibi^.,  p.  jqS. 


4 


Privy  Seal.    Dated  22nd  August  1628.    Ibid.,  p.  104. 


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this  report,  and  on  the  21st  of  Eebruary  judgment  was 
given  against  the  City,  and  a  fine  of  70,000Z.  imposed,  and 
they  were  ordered  to  surrender  their  letters  patent.^ 

Such  of  the  orders  in  Sir  Thomas  Phillips's  Memoir  as 
came  within  the  period  comprisedj  in  this  Volume  will  be 
found  calendared  here.  The  rest  will  appear  in  due  course 
among  those  of  the  reign  of  King  Charles  I. 

There  will  be  found  also  some  interesting  notices  of 
DubKn  Castle  and  of  the  King's  House  of  the  Phoenix  in 
the  park  of  Kilmainham. 

In  June  1618  was  built  a  new  Gratehouse  to  the  Castle 
of  Dublin.^  On  3rd  August  1620  St.  John  and  the 
Council  informed  the  Lords  in  London  that  lately  part  of 
the  Castle  and  the  roof  of  the  Council  Chamber,  and  several 
lodgings  over  it,  had  fallen  to  the  gi^ound,**  and  they 
prayed  for  liberty  to  repair  it.  And  for  this  purpose  they 
were  in  December  following  ordered  2001.,  though  it  would 
require,  according  to  their  estimates,  300^.  to  execute 
this  and  other  repairs.*  But  in  four  years  after,  fresh  ruin 
was  caused  by  the  fall  of  one  of  the  towers. 

Falkland,  who  seems  to  have  lived  in  the  fear  of 
constant  plots,  writes,  on  the  2nd  of  May  1624,  that  on 
May  day  in  the  morning,  a  day  of  great  expectation  of  an 
universal  massacre,  one  of  the  greatest  towers  of  the  castle 
fell  down  to  the  ground  with  the  ordnance  mounted  upon 
it.  The  fall,  he  added,  had  shaken  a  great  part  of  the 
wall,  and  that  it  would  cost  much  to  replace  it.°  The 
money  being  delayed,  he  writes  on  17th  June  1624,  that 
much  more  was  like  to  fall  on  their  heads.®    This  was  the 


'  Reports  of  this  judgment  are  among  the  MSS.  of  Trin.  Coll.  Dub. 
F.  3.  17,  and  St.  Patrick's  Library,  commonly  called  "  Marsh's,"  the  latter 
the  fullest. 

2  Art.  445,  p.  202.       3  Art.  668,  p.  294.        *  Art.  717,  p.  311. 
5  Art.  1205,  p.  489.  6  Art.  1229,  p.  503. 


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northern  tower  towards  Castle  Street,  and  it  was  left  to 
the  Earl  of  Cork,  while  he  was  one  of  the  Lords  Justices, 
i.e.,  between  26th  of  October  1629  and  25th  July  1630, 
to  repair,  or  rather  rebuild  it,  at  an  expense  of  1,200?.  out 
of  his  own  purse.^ 

Until  the  end  of    the  reign  of  King  James  I.    the 
Deputies  had  no  summer  residence,  unless  the  old  dissolved 
Abbey  of  Kilmainham  which  was  nearly  in  ruins,  and 
Chichester  was  most  desirous  of  some  country  retreat,  for 
the  contiaual  residence  in  the  Castle  became  hurtful.    The 
courts  or  yards  were  thronged,  as  was  the  building  itself. 
Though  the  law  courts  had  been  removed,  because   the 
old  courts  in  the  Castle  where  the  judges  had  sate  since 
the  days  of  the  First  Conquest  had  been  nearly  ruined  by 
the  great  blast  of  gunpowder  in  1597,  when  144  barrels  of 
gunpowder  intended  for  the  Castle  left  along  Wine  Tavern 
Street  (leading  past  Christ  Church'  to  Wood  Quay)  took 
fire,  and  blew  down  near  50  houses,  killed  between  300 
and  400  of  the  iahabitants,  and  damaged  several  churches 
and  the  Castle ;  ^  stiU  the  common  jail  was  there ;  there  the 
Council  sate  and  the  Court  of  Star  (or  Castle)  Chamber, 
and  there  was  still  kept  the  arms,  munitions,  and  ordnance 
store.    They  were  thence  removed  to  the  Hospital  built  on 
College  G-reen,  in  1603,  by  Sir  George  Carey  (the  site  of 
the  present  Bank  of  Ireland),  but  Sir  George  Carey,  in 
1606,  requiring  the  Hospital,  the  courts  had  to  be  removed 
thence.    "  To  bring  them  back  again,  however,  into  the 
"  Castle  (said  Chichester)  were  to  draw  them  over  the 
"  store  of  munition,  which  was  in  danger  to  be  blown  up 


1  Autobiography  of  the  Earl  of  Cork  in  MS.  at  Lismore  Castle.  Ancient 
and  Present  State  of  the  County  and  City  of  Cork,  by  Charles  Smith  M.D. 
Vol.  II.,  p.  111.    2  vols.  8vo.,  Dublin,  1774. 

2  History  of  the  City  of  Dublin  by,  Walter  Harris,  p.  321.  Annals  of  the 
Four  Masters,  by  J.  O'Donovan,  LL.D,,  at  A.D.  1597. 


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"  by  using  fire  for  burning  prisoners  in  the  hand."  ^  He 
was  urgent  also,  March  29,  1609,  for  the  removal  of  the 
common  jail  out  of  the  Castle,  and  if  the  State  prison 
should  still  have  to  be  kept  there,  he  suggested  that  a  wall 
should  be  built  separating  the  prison  from  the  Deputy's 
lodgings.^  On  13th  July,  in  the  same  year,  he  was 
obliged,  for  the  noisomeness  of  the  place,  to  leave  it.^  On 
these  occasions  he  betook  himself  either  to  Sir  Dudley 
Loftus's  Castle  at  Eathfarnam,  or  to  Howth  Castle  as  the 
guest  of  Lord  Howth.  All  this  time  he  was  asking  for  only 
1,000?.  to  repair  Kilmainham.  No  Deputy  had  used  it, 
he  said,  since  Sir  William  Eitzwilliam's  time,  unless  as 
a  granary.*  It  was  His  Majesty's  only  house  in  that 
kingdom  (as  he  writes  on  13th  July  1609)  fit  for  the 
Deputy  to  reside  at,  and  unless  repaired  was  likely  to  be 
blown  down  in  the  ensuing  winter ;  the  ball  was  so  weak 
and  the  rest  uncovered.  It  had  been  (he  adds)  a  goodly 
vast  building,  and  would  then  require  3,000?.,  though  half 
the  money  would  have  done  it  since  his  time.® 

Just  at  this  season  he  was  distressed  to  find  that  Mr. 
Auditor  Sutton  had  got  a  Privy  Seal  ordering  him,  the 
Deputy,  to  pass  away  to  him  all  the  remnant  of  land  left 
to  the  house  of  Kilmainham  on  the  north  side  of  the 
river.® 


1  Calendar  1603-1606,  Art.  713,  p.  459.  Culprits  who  prayed  "the 
"  benefit  of  clergy  "  to  escape  hanging  were  thus  branded  to  hinder  them 
from  obtaining  it  a  second  time. 

2  Calendar  1608-1610,  Art.  315,  p.  175. 

3  Ibid,,  Art.  427,  p.  250. 

*  Calendar  1603-1606,  Art.  331,  p.  195.  Ibid.,  Art.  621,  p.  381.  Ibid,, 
Art.  798,  p.  524. 

6  Calendar  1608-1610,  Art.  427,  p.  250.  There  is  a  rude  sketch  of  it 
on  the  Down  Survey  made  in  1654.  It  represents  it  in  ruins,  but  there  is 
a  lofty  square  tower  shown. 

6  Calendar  1608-1610,  Art.  549,  p.  332. 


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XXX  PEEFACE. 

It  was  His  Majesty's  chief  and  most  convenient  house, 
and  necessary  to  he  maintained,  he  said,  and  he  had 
accordingly  stayed  Auditor  Sutton's  grant ;  for  the  house 
might  he  thought  worth  the  keeping  up  for  the  Deputy 
to  lie  in,  considering  the  noisomeness  of  continual  residing 
in  the  Castle.  Kilmainham  would  (he  added)  assuredly 
go  to  ruin,  and  the  Deputies  would  he  straitened  up  when 
tliese  lands  should  he  taken  away  without  any  place 
either  of  pleasure  or  help  towards  housekeeping,  except- 
ing one  meadow  and  small  piece  of  ground,  and  His 
Majesty  might  have  to  huy  the  land  hack  again.^ 

And  this  actually  happened,  for  in  spite  of  this  protest 
of  Chichester's  the  grant  of  the  400  acres  on  the  north 
side  of  the  Liffey  was  passed  to  Sir  Richard  Sutton,  heing 
that  portion  of  the  park  where  is  now  the  WellLagton 
Testimonial,  the  Magazine,  and  the  Zoological  Gardens. 
Sutton  sold  it  to  Sir  Edward  Fisher,^  who  took  out  a  new 
patent  in  1611,^  and  Chichester  accordingly  had  to  give 
up  all  idea  of  repairing  Kilmainham,  and  on  1st  April 
1610  suggested  that  the  materials  should  be  applied  to 
beautifying  the  Castle,  and  the  money  intended  for  the 
repair  of  Kilmainham  should  be  converted  to  the  erecting 
of  a  house  at  Drogheda  as  a  retreat  for  the  Deputy.* 

By  memorandum  on  the  margin  of  the  enrolment  of 
the  grant  to  Sir  Edward  Eisher,  it  appears  that  Sir  Ed- 
ward on  the  1st  of  September,  in  the  15th  of  King  James 
the  1st,  surrendered  his  patent  and  these  lands  to  the 
King,  for  which  he  received  2,500Z.,  and  the  lands,  with  a 
house  thereon  newly  built  by  Sir  Edward,  where  by  His 


1  Calendar,  1608-1610.    Art.  549,  p.  332. 

2  Privy  Seal,  22  March  1611.    Calendar  1611-1614,  Art.  44,  p.  22. 
»  Jb. 

4  Calendar  1608-1610,  Art.  690,  p.  428. 


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Majesty's  special  directions,  dated  9th  of  Jiily  in  the  same 
year,  converted  to  the  use  of  the  Chief  Governor  for  the 
time  being.^  In  the  following  year  among  the  Ooncor- 
datums,  12th  of  February  1619,  appears  a  payment  to 
George  Richards  for  money  disbursed  by  him  for  repairs 
done  upon  His  Majesty's  house  at  Kilmainham  called 
"  The  Phoenix.^  And  on  31st  August  in  the  same  year  the 
Deputy  and  Council  date  their  letters  "  from  the  Phcenix, 
near  Dublin."*  On  31st  December  1620  there  was  an 
allowance  of  300?.  towards,  among  other  things,  the  new 
house  at  Kilmainham.* 

At  this  time  and  long  after  the  park  of  Kilmainham 
consisted  of  two  parts,  divided  by  the  Liffy.  On  the 
north  side  of  the  Liffy  lay  400  acres,  over  which  there  were 
rights  of  common  that  rendered  that  part  of  little  value 
to  the  Deputies.^  And  about  50  acres  on  the  south  side 
of  the  river  around  the  present  Royal  Hospital.®  The  lands 
extended  eastward  beyond  Swift's  Hospital  towards  Dirty 
Lane.  Swift's  Hospital  is  built  on  what  in  earlier  time 
was  part  of  Kilmainham  Park,  but  in  after  times  was 
called  part  of  the  Phoenix  Park.^ 


1  Calendar  1608-1610,  Art.  690,  p.  428,  and  EoU  9°  Jac.  1,  Part  2. 

2  See  post,  Art.  536,  p.  246. 

3  Ibid.,  Art.  569,  p.  258. 
*  Ibid.,  Art.  717,  P.  311. 

s  "  The  Abbey  o£  Kilmainham  is  most  ruinous,  and  yet  the  repairing 
"  thereof  very  chargeable  to  His  Majesty.  There  is  but  50  acres  of  land 
"  adjoining  to  it  that  yieldeth  any  profit  to  the  Deputy,  and  200  acres  that 
"  lie  upon  the  north  side  of  the  river  in  common  that  yields  no  profit  at 
"  all,  and  for  the  house  no  Deputy  hath  used  it  since  Sir  William  Fitz- 
"  William's  time,  but  only  as  a  garner  to  serve  their  grain."  Calendar  1603- 
1606,  Art.  331,  p.  195.    Memorial  [by  Chichester]. 

6  Calendar  1603-1606,  Art.  331,  p.  195. 

^  Dec.  8,  1717.  Dr.  Stevens  has  left  an  estate  of  600/.  a  year  to  erect  and 
endow  an  hospital.  The  Duke  of  Ormonde,  Lord  Lieutenant,  reports  in 
favour  of  Her  Majesty  giving  a  spot  of  ground  in  the  Phoenix  Park  for  that 
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The  King's  house  called  the  Phoenix  stood  on  the  site  of 
the  present  Magazine  ^  and  would  seem  to  have  given  the 
name  to  the  Park.^  It  stood  on  the  verge  of  the  western 
boundary  of  old  Kilmaiaham  Park. 

It  was  by  the  purchase  of  the  manor  of  Chapelizod 
from  Sh'  Maurice  Eustace,  in  1662,  that  the  great  addition 
was  made  to  the  park,  and  a  new  summer  residence 
obtained  for  the  Lord  Lieutenant.  And  in  the  present 
volume  there  are  some  interesting  notices  of  Sir  Maurice 
Eustace. 

During  the  trying  times  of  1641-1660,  King's  Sergeant 
Eustace,  was  Ormonde's  most  trusted  and  faithful  friend 
and  counsellor.  When  Ormonde  was  compassed  round 
with  foes,  his  character,  office,  and  even  life  endangered 
by  Irish  and  English  Puritans,  by  the  Scots,  by  the 
English  Parliament,  by  the  Confederates,  Serjeant  Eustace 
was  Ormonde's  counsellor,  and,  upon  the  restoration  of  the 
Monarchy,  he  was  through  Ormonde's  influence  made 
Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland.  Erom  a  paper  of  the  23rd  of 
July  1623,  it  appears  that  be  was  at  that  date  Master  of 
Arts  and  Eellow  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  and  was  then 


purpose.  Calendar  of  Treasury  Papers,  1708-1714,  No.  CLX.,  19 
23rd  May  1713.  Duke  of  Ormonde  to  Lords  Justices.  "The  Queen  has 
"  signed  a  letter  under  Privy  Seal  granting  ground,  part  of  the  Phoenix 
«  Park  for  the  site  of  Stevens'  Hospital."  S.  P.  Carton.  6,  No.  1922,  Eecord 
Tower,  Dublin  Castle. 

^  8th  October  1734.  Duke  of  Dorset  to  Lords  Justices.  The  ground 
•where  the  old  Phoenix  House  and  stables  now  stand  is  iixed  upon  for  erect- 
ing of  a  powder  magazine.     Carton.  6,  No.  1922,  Ibid. 

2  It  was  only  after  the  restoration  and  the  enlarging  of  the  Park  to 
more  than  double  its  former  size,  by  the  purchase  from  Sir  Maurice  Eustace, 
Lord  Chancellor,  of  his  manor  of  Chapelizod  and  other  lands  (see  Howard's 
History  of  the  Exchequer,  Vol.  II.,  p.  261.  2  vols.  4to.  Dublin,  1763) 
that  it  began  to  be  called  the  Phoenix  Park.  There  is  no  evidence  of  its 
derivation  from  "  the  Irish  Fion-uiske,  i.e.,  clear  or  fair  water  from  the 
«'  Chalybeate  Spring  yet  celebrated  "  (Dalton's  History  of  the  County  of 
Dublin,  p.  533)  as  commonly  current. 


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a  student  at  Lincoln's  Inn.  His  father  who  had  a  pen- 
sion of  one  shilling  a  day  had  just  then  died,  and  the 
Privy  Council  made  an  order  that  as  the  pension  should 
not  be  continued,  consistently  with  the  present  establish- 
ment, to  his  son,  there  should  be  20^.  a  year  allowed 
towards  his  maintenance  at  Lincoln's  Inn  for  four  or 
five  years  till  he  should  be  ready  for  practice.  This  order 
was  made  at  the  suggestion  of  the  Commissioners  for  Irish 
Causes,  to  whom  Eustace's  petition  was  referred  by  the 
Lords  of  Council.  The  Commissioners,  who  praise  highly 
Maurice  Eustace's  conduct  both  in  College  and  at  Lincoln's 
Inn,  add,  that  it  was  usual  for  the  King  to  allow  exhibi- 
tions to  some  of  those  from  Ireland  studying  the  law  in 
England.^ 

In  this  Volume,  too,  are  to  be  found  orders  which  show 
that  Ormonde's  father,  who  perished  by  shipwreck,  was 
drowned  at  Skerries  off  Holyhead,  and  not  at  Skerries  near 
Dublin  as  has  been  sometimes  supposed.  For  the  Lady 
Thurles  having  sent  her  servant  Thomas  Tonery  to  Holy- 
head to  look  after  the  goods  of  her  late  husband,  St. 
John  the  Deputy  recommends  the  care  of  Lady  Thurles's 
interests  to  the  High  Sheriff  and  Justices  of  Peace  of 
Anglesey;^  and  Walter  Earl  of  Ormonde,  the  Duke  of 
Ormonde's  grandfather,  mentions  in  his  application  to  the 
Lords  of  the  Council  that  in  the  same  shipwreck  with 
his  son  and  heir,  the  Viscount  Thurles,  Lord  Dunboyne's 
son,  had  also  perished.'' 

Prom  a  letter  of  Sir  John  Davys's  one  learns  something 
of  the  history  of  Dr.  Thomas  Eyves,  author  of  the  answer 


1  Post,  Art.  1054,  p.  424. 

2  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  the  High  Sheriif  and  Justices  of  Peace  of 
Anglesey,  Art.  605,  p.  270. 

3  Art.  606,  p.  270. 


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to  Rothe's  Aualecta,  a  work  of  great  daring  in  those  days, 
wlien  to  criticise  the  acts  of  government  was  a  service  of 
real  danger.  Eyves's  work,  "  Defensio  Eegiminis  Anglicani 
in  Hibernia  contra  Analecten,"  is  one  of  great  merit,  full 
of  curious  intelligence  and  written  in  excellent  Latin.  It 
appears  from  Sir  John  Davys's  letter  that  Doctor  E,yves,  a 
Civil  Law  practitioner  here,  had  left  his  former  practice  in 
England  at  the  instance  of  Sir  Thomas  Lake,  and  having  a 
grant  of  the  oflS.ce  of  Judge  of  the  Prerogative  in  reversion 
after  the  death  of  Dr.  Dunn,  found  his  enjoyment  of  the 
office  opposed  by  the  Primate,  who  hoped  to  appoint  his 
own  nomiaee. 

Sir  John  Davys  says  that  E.yves  was  his  wife's  near 
kinsman,  and  that  he  was  bred  at  Winchester  and  New 
College,  Oxford,  and  had  studied  law  in  the  best  univer- 
sities in  Prance,  and  had  extraordinary  ability  of  wit, 
elocution,  and  all  manner  of  learning,  and  that  he  had 
made  good  proof  of  them  in  the  late  Parliament  in 
Ireland  in  the  service  of  His  Majesty.  He  had  thus 
proved  himself  worthy  of  Sir  Thomas  Lake's  recommenda- 
tion, and  he  accordingly  entreated  Sir  Thomas  not  to  allow 
this  his  plant  to  be  supplanted.^  Prom  Dr.  Ryves's  letter 
of  the  same  date  may  be  learned  the  succession  of  judges 
of  this  court,  Dr.  Dunn  ^having  preceded  Dr.  Eyves,  Dr. 
Pord,  Dr.  Dunn,  and  Archbishop  Loftus,  Dr.  Pord,  but  the 
office  was  executed  by  Adam  Loftus,  Bachelor  of  Law 
(then  Sir  Adam  one  of  the  Privy  Council  of  Ireland). 
Before  him  was  Dr.  Acworth,  and  before  him  one  Garvie, 
a  Bachelor  of  Law.^ 

All  lawyers  as  well  as  genealogists  have  daily  proof  of 
the  inconvenience  suffered  in  Ireland  by  want  of  a  proper 


1  December  20, 1615.    Sir  J.  Davy  to  Sir  T.  Lake,  Art.  195,  p.  105. 

2  Dr.  Eyves  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake,  Art.  383,  p.  173. 


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registry  of  births,  deaths,  and  marriages  in  early  times, 
such  as  is  now  available  in  Ireland  as  well  as  England. 
Such  an  office  was  erected  here  250  years  ago,  but  lasted 
probably  only  a  short  time. 

In  1616,  Chichester,  late  Deputy,  and  Sir  John  Denham, 
Chief  Justice  both,  joined  in  approving  of  the  appointment 
of  Sir  John  Keare  (or  Carr),  one  of  the  gentlemen  ushers 
of  the  King's  Privy  Chamber,  to  keep  such  a  public 
register  because  of  the  great  inconvenience  felt  for  want 
of  such  an  office.  And  he  was  duly  appoiated  for  21  years, 
with  such  fees  as  the  referees  should  think  flt.^  And  six- 
pence was  appointed  for  each  registration.  But  this  was 
complained  of  as  a  grievance,  inasmuch  as  the  registers 
might  be  as  well  kept,  it  was  alleged,  by  the  parish 
ministers  for  the  fees  then  taken  without  other  charge, 
and  the  Deputy  and  Council  being  ordered  to  confer  with 
the  bishops  the  office  probably  was  suspended.^ 

Lord  Keeper  Bacon's  well  known  address  to  Sir  William 
Jones  on  his  being  appointed  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's 
Bench  in  Ireland  will  be  found  here. 

"Ireland  (says  the  Lord  Keeper)  is  the  last  ex  filiis 
"  Europcs,  of  the  daughters  of  Europe,  which  hath  come 
"  in  and  been  reclaimed  from  desolation,  and  a  desert  (in 
"  many  parts)  to  population  and  plantation,  and  from 
"  savage  and  barbarous  customs  to  humanity  and  civility." 
"  The  work  '  he  continues,'  was  not  yet  conducted  into  per- 
"  f ection  but  was  in  fair  advance  ;  and  this  he  could  say 
"  confidently  that  if  God  blessed  that  kingdom  with  peace 
"  and  justice,  no  usurer  was  so  sure  ia  the  year's  space  to 
"  double  his  principal  with  interest  upon  interest,  as  that 
"  kingdom  was  within  the  same  time  to  double  the  rest 


1  Privy  Seal,  dated  1  November  1616,  Art.  299,  p.  140. 

2  Privy  Seal,  May  18,  1620,  Art.  632,  p.  283. 


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"  and  principal  thereof.  So  as  that  kingdom  wMch  once 
"  within  twenty  years  wise  men  were  wont  to  doubt 
"  whether  they  should  wish  it  to  be  in  a  pool  was  like 
"  to  become  almost  a  garden  and  a  younger  sister  to  Great 
"  Britain." 

He  concludes  as  his  last  advice  that  the  new  Chief 
Justice  should  proceed  resolutely  and  yet  with  due  temper- 
ance and  equality  in  matters  of  religion,  "lest  Ireland 
civilized  be  worse  to  us  than  Ireland  savage.^" 

1  Art.  366,  p.  167. 


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IRELAND. 


1615. 

Jau.  14. 

Philad.  P., 

vol.  2,  p.  288. 


Jan.  17. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  No.  194. 


Jan.  19. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  290. 


Jan.  19. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  No.  157. 


JAMES    I. 
1615. 

January. 

1.  The  King  to  Lord  Chichester. 

Kecommends  to  his  notice  Sir  Robert  Gordon,  of  Lough- 
inbar,  an  undertaker  in  Ulster,  being  well  known  to  him  as  a 
gentleman  of  quality,  and  able  to  do  him  (the  King)  service 
in  the  plantation  there.  He  is  to  yield  him  all  lawful  favour. 
— Newmarket,  19  January,  in  the  12th  year  of  the  reign. 

F.  1.    Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

2.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Chief  Remembrancer. 
Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  the  office  of  Amner  (?)  for  21 

years  to  George  Bredam,  as  was  formerly  granted  to  Isaac 
Waterhouse,  deceased. — Dublin  Castle,  17  Jan.  1614. 
P.  1 .     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

3.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Sir  Dudley  Norton,  fearing  that  the  grant  of  the  reversion 
of  the  office  of  Chancellor  of  the  Exchequer,  on  the  death  or 
surrender  of  that  office  by  Sir  Richard  Cooke,  already  made  on 
him,  may  not  carry  the  same  benefits  by  reason  of  the  words 
of  the  grant  as  Sir  Richard  Cooke  has  enjoyed.  Chichester 
is  to  accept  Sir  Dudley  Norton's  surrender,  and  make  him  a 
new  grant  with  the  same  fees  and  benefits  as  Sir  Richard 
Cooke,  now  Chancellor,  has. —  Newmarket,  19  January,  in  the 
12th  of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

4.        Certificate  by  Chief  Justice  Fr.  Aungier. 

"  There  was   one  Edmond   Groome  O'DonneU  condemned 
the  last  assises  in  the  county  of  Donagall  for  the  felonious 
rescuing  of  one  Hugh  O'MuUerge  from  one  John  Fleming. 
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1615. 


Jan.  19. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  292. 


Jan.  20. 

FhUad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  391. 


Jan.  23. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  No.  157. 


It  appeared  that  Fleming  did  lay  felony  to  the  charge  of 
O'Mullergy,  whereupon  we  thought  fit  to  reprieve  him." 

With  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy  to  insert  the  above-named 
person  in  the  pardon  granted  in  forma  pauperis. 
'    P.l.    Signed  at  end.    Endd. 

5.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Has  already  granted  Sir  Dudley  Norton  the  reversion  of  the 
office  of  one  of  his  Secretaries  of  State  in  Ireland,  but  now 
sends  him  thither  to  the  present  execution  of  that  office,  to 
be  joined  with  Sir  Kichard  Cooke  who,  in  respect  of  his 
infirmity  of  body,  is  more  willing  than  able  to  perform  the 
painful  part  which  that  office  requireth.  He  grants  him  2001. 
a  year  out  of  the  customs,  and  he  is  to  be  admitted  to  the 
office  of  one  of  the  Secretaries  of  State  there,  with  the  keep- 
ing of  the  signet,  and  to  have  the  accustomed  fees.  Imme- 
diately upon  his  arrival  he  is  to  be  admitted  to  be  of  the 
Privy  Council.— Newmarket,  19  January,  in  the  12th  year  of 
the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

6.  Lords  oe  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

The  time  drawing  near  which  was  appointed  for  removal  of 
the  natives  from  the  lands  of  the  Londoners'  plantation  in 
Ulster,  they  (the  Londoners)  have  again  become  suitors  to  this 
Board  that  in  the  transplantation  of  them  such  natives  as  will 
be  conformable  in  religion,  take  the  oath  of  supremacy  and 
fashion  themselves  to  the  custom  and  habit  of  the  English 
may  be  distinguished  from  the  rest,  and  be  permitted  to  con- 
tinue still  on  the  lands  as  tenants  under  such  conditions  as  the 
Londoners  shall  think  fit  to  retain  them.  The  Lords  think  it 
^  were  a  favour  well  bestowed  if  by  such  a  distinction  of  merit 
any  of  them  may  be  gained  to  conformity ;  but  they  will 
submit  to  Chichester's  judgment. 

The  Lords  urge  all  expedition  in  preparing  the  Bill  for 
Parliament  for  confirmation  of  their  charter  and  liberties,  as 
they  (the  Londoners)  allege  that  the  want  of  it  prevents  them 
from  concluding  with  the  several  companies  who  bear  the 
charge  of  the  plantation. — Whitehall,  20  January  1614. 

Signed :  T.  SuflTolke,  E.  Worcester,  Kalphe  Winwood,  Jul. 
Csesar,  Fulke  Grevill. 

P.  1.    Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

7.  Certificate  of  Judges  of  Assize. 

Certificate  of  reprieve  to  Edmond  Grome  MTfelomy  O'Donell, 
signed  by  Fr.  Aungier,  Geo.  Lowther,  Feb.  19,  1614.  With  a 
note  by  Sir  A.  Chichester  requiring  the  Attorney-General  to 
insert  the  name  in  the  pardon  granted  to  other  reprieved 
persons  of  the  like  nature  in  forma  pauperis. — 23  January 

P.  1.    Orig.    Endd. 


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1615. 
Jan.  23. 

Philad.  P., 
voL  2,  p.  294. 


8.        The  King  to  Chichesteb. 

The  Bishop  of  Kapho  having  lapsed  his  proper  time  of  pre- 
senting clerks  to  certain  hvings  in  his  diocese,  wherehy  the 
right  has  fallen  to  the  King,  yet  he  (the  King)  being  informed 
that  the  Bishop  has  presented  sufficient  clerks  to  these  lapsed 
livings,  and  that  if  he  were  now  to  present  these  clerks  must 
be  displaced,  and  much  inconvenience  happen,  he  (the  Eling) 
restores  to  him  his  right  to  present  giving  him  power  to 
present  in  his  (the  King's)  right  at  any  time  within  this  and 
August  next. — Newmarket,  23  January,  in  the  12th  year  of 
the  reign. 

F.  1.    Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 


Jan.  24. 

PhUad,  P., 

vol.  2,  p.  296. 


f.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Walter  Earl  of  Ormond  having  petitioned  for  a  renewal  of 
the  charter  of  the  liberties  of  the  county  of  Tipperary  granted 
to  his  ancestors  by  Kiag  Edward  III.,  with  a  clear  explanation 
of  the  distinct  rights  and  authorities  thereof  in  more  express 
terms  than  the  charter  contains  them ;  and  that  the  jus- 
tice established  there  should  be  freed  from  some  questions 
and  uncertainties  to  which  it  is  now  subject;  but  as  he 
(the  King)  does  not  fully  know  the  extent  of  his  desires, 
and  how  prejudicial  the  granting  of  them  might  prove  to  the 
subjects  of  Ireland  and  to  the  King's  sovereign  courts  of 
justice  there,  he  (Chichester)  is  to  call  to  his  assistance  such  of 
the  Council  and  judges  as  he  thinks  fit,  and  to  examine  the 
several  points  of  the  Earl's  petition,  and  to  report  thereupon 
and  to  return  a  true  information  of  the  present  state  of  the 
freedom  of  Tipperary,  as  it  now  stands,  how  justice  is  ad- 
ministered there,  and  whether  the  public  justice  of  the  king- 
dom receive  any  maim  or  interruption  thereby. — Newmarket, 
24  January,  in  the  12th  year  of  the  reign. 


P.  li 


Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 


Jan.  2.5. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  61,  No.  298. 


10.        Sir  a.  Chichester  to  the  King's  Counsel. 

"Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Robert  Master  of 
the  office  of  comptroller  and  collector  of  the  Customs  of 
Waterford  and  Rosse,  upon  surrender  of  the  same  by  Nicholas 
Lee. — Dublin  Castle,  25  January  1614. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head. 


Jan.  24. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  298. 


11,        The  King  to  Chichester, 

To  make  to  Edmond  Midhop,  gent.,  a  lease  in  reversion  for 
60  years  of  lands,  &c.  belonging  to  the  Bang,  whether  in 
charge  or  out  of  charge,  without  fine,  reserving  the  present 
rent. — Newmarket,  24  January,  in  the  12th  year  of  the 
reign. 
P.  J.    Sign  ma/rmal  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 

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1615. 

Feb.  2.        12.        Petition  of  Martha  Ceompton  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
Carte  Papers,  Having  "  chavnced  by  casuall  and  vnpretended  meanes  to 

vo .  62,    0. 1  0.  ^^^jj  ^^^  husband,"  was  "  found  guilty  of  manslaughter,  and,  by 

reason  shee  is  a  woman  cannot  have  the  benefitt  of  her  clergie," 
and  is  "  in  dannger  of  her  life  for  this  casuall  misfortune." 
She  received  a  reprieve  upon  a  former  petition  and  now  prays 
for  her  pardon,  "  which  no  friend  or  kinsman  of  her  husband 
doth  seek  to  crosse,  but  will  rather  further  the  same,  knowing 
the  casualtie  of  this  miscarriadge."  With  order  by  the  Lord 
Deputy  to  the  Judges  of  Assize  to  certify  their  knowledge 
and  opinioas  of  the  case,  whereupon  further  order  may  be 
taken. 

Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  end  by  the  Lord  Deputy. 

Feb.  8.  And   certificate   of  Chief  Justice   Dom.    Sarsfield 

and  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy  to  insert  her  name  in  a 
pardon. 


Feb.  2.        13.        Petition  of  Owen  O'Sullivan  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
^rTi  ^^^4^3  Owen  O'Swillywan,  of  Beerehaven,  co.  Cork,  Esq.,  has  for- 

merly complained  of  hard  proceedings  against  him  for  sending 
Brian  O'Kelly  to  gaol,  and  for  refusing  bail  for  the  prisoner  from 
some  persons  who  had  plotted  his  escape.  Upon  certificate  of 
Sir  Dom.  Sarsfield  order  was  made  to  take  the  indictment  off 
the  file,  which  indictment  could  not  be  found  ;  but  the  record 
being  transmitted  into  the  King's  Bench,  the  petitioner  has 
been  outlawed  for  the  same.  Prays  to  be  relieved,  and  that 
all  process  on  the  indictment  and  outlawry  be  stayed. 

With  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney- General 
to  admit  the  petitioner  to  prosecute  a  writ  of  errors  for  reversal 
of  the  outlawry,  and  to  the  clerk  of  the  Crown  to  issue  no 
further  process  on  the  indictment. 
Pp.  2.     Orig. 

Feb.  4.         14.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy,  the  Primate,  and  to  the 

Carte  Papers,  CHANCELLOR. 

■roi.  30,  No.  59.  TT      1  •■  ,         ,        . 

Has  been  moved  by  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury  for  the 
better  settling  of  the  University  and  College  near  Dublin 
according  to  the  enclosed  breviate  of  instructions.  If  they 
should  approve  of  the  instructions  they  were  to  give  orders 
for  the  effectuating  them,  with  such  additions  and  limitations  as 
they  might  deem  fit.— Newmarket,  4  February,  in  the  12th 
year  of  the  reign. 

P.  i.  Add.  Endd.  by  Sir  Arthur  Chichester :  "  From  the 
Kinges  Matie  for  the  setling  of  the  Universitie  and  CoUedge 
neere  Dublyn.— Re :  the  28th  Aprill."     Enclosure, 

ToiTo  nTS      ^^-    ^'^^  ^^'^  1^*^^'^^  ^-^ *^  Universitie  as  well  as  of  the  CoUedge 
'  -  '     '     '  neere  Dublin. 

His  Majesty  to  be  humbly  entreated  to  direct  his  letters  to 
the  Lord  Deputy,  Chancellor  and  Primate,  requiring  them  to 


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furnish  him  with  a  scheme,  wherein  certain  bounds  rnay  he 
set  of  an  University  which  may  contain  within  them  such 
places  as  have,  or  in  probability  may  have,  learned  men  in 
them,  within  some  certain  small  comjjass.  That  all  these  may 
concur  to  the  election  of  a  Chancellor,  a  Vice-Ghancellor,  to 
the  malcing  of  statutes,  granting  degrees,  and  doing  other 
solemn  acts  fi-t  for  an  University  and  not  those  of  the  present 
College  alone. 

A  body  corporate  to  be  made  of  a  Chancellor  and  Masters, 
with  power  to  make  statutes.  Also  a  capax^ity  to  receive  lands 
to  the  value  of  one  hundred  a  year,  if  God  shall  move  any 
good  men's  hearts  to  bestow  it ;  to  have  a,  common  seal,  and  to 
elect  public  officers  and  servants. 

To  have  also  a  fit  meeting-place  for  public  assemblies,  and 

to  give  to  the  Chancellor  or  his  Vice-Chancellor  jurisdiction 

_    over  the  members  of  the  University",  so  that  it  infringe  not  the 

jurisdiction  of  the  city  of  Dublin  or  the  Archbishop  of  Dublin. 

A  copy  to  betaken  of  the  Acts  of  Parliament  which  founded 
the  two  Universities  of  England  in  the  days  of  Queen  Elizabeth, 
as  also  of  the  charter  which  defined  the  privileges  of  the  Univer- 
sity of  Oxford,  "  luhich,  as  I  think,  is  the  charter  of  King 
Henry  V.,  both  of  which  I  shall  take  care  shall  be  obtained  at 
Oxford." 

2.  The  Lord  Deputy,  Chancellor,  and  Primate  to  be  directed 
to  draiu  a  netu  foundation  for  the  College  of  or  near  Dublin, 
standing  in  the  University  of  Dublin,  and  this  to  mention 
His  Majesty  as  a  founder,  together  with  Queen  Elizabeth,  as 
the  College  of  Blessed  Trinity,  in  the  ■  University  of  Dublin, 
founded  by  Queen  Elizabeth  and  King  James. 

To  make  it  a  corporation,  luith  power  to  hold  unchallenged 
allsihch  lands  as  it  now  hath;  to  have  a  comtnon  seal,  and  such 
pcnvers  as  luere  contained  in  their  former  foundation.  The 
Lord  Deputy,  Chancellor,  and  Primate  to  have  power  to  con-_ 
firm  the  statutes  now  in  use,  to  add  to  or  alter  them,  and 
particularly  to  quash  the  clause  forbidding  any  to  stay  in  the 
College  longer  than  seven  years  after  they  become  Masters  of 
A  rts.  The  number  of  Felloius  and  Scholars  to  be  named,  and 
the  allowances  for  the  Provost,  Fellows,  Scholars,  readers, 
officers,  and  servants,  as  luell  for  their  diet  as  wages,  liveries, 
and  other  necessaries. 

The  present  Provost  and  Fellows,  and  some  of  the  present 
scholars,  to  be  named  in  the  Corporation  instead  of  the  rest. 

These  two  drafts  before  they  be  sealed  to  be  sent  over  into 
England  to  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  that  His  Majesty 
may  be  acquainted  with  all  before  it  be  fully  perfected. 

Signed :  G.  Cant. 

P.  1.    Not  add.  or  endd. 

Feb.  4.         16.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy,  the   Peimate,  and  to 
Phiiad.  p.,  the  Chancellor. 

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1615. 

Feb.  7.        17.        Sir  Oliver  Lambert  to  Lord  [Somerset]. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Arrived  the  14th  December,  in  the  soimd  that  runs  between 

vol.  233, 1.  j^^^  ^^g^  j^^y      Coming  to  anchor,  the  inhabitants  of  Jura 

assured  him  that  Sir  John  Campbell,  His  Majesty's  lieutenant, 
for  this  service,  after  eight  days'  lodging  in  two  smaU  waste 
islands  adjoining  to  Ila,  returned  home,  dispersed  his  men, 
and  that  the  castle  of  Dunnavegge  was  yielded  up  to  one 
Grymes,  employed  thither  by  the  Lord  Chancellor  and  Council 
of  Scotland,  with  instructions  to  work  the  liberty  of  the 
pledges  and  to  make  one  of  those  traitors  Constable  of  the 

Castle  for  His  Majesty.  ^.    -r  n      r,        r.  ^^ 

Finding  neither  word  nor  letter  left  by  Sir  John  Campbell 
to  direct  him  to  whom  only  his  instruction  directed  him, 
thought  it  not  amiss  to  write  to  those  of  the  castle  to  know 
from  them  the  truth  of  these  reports. 

They  answered  that  they  held  the  house  for  His  Majesty, 
if  he  doubted  thereof  he  should  send  a  servant  of  his  own  to 
read  their  warrant  and  take  a  copy  of  the  same. 

Sent  Captain  Parkins,  as  well  to  inform  him  of  the  offences 
and  defences  about  the  castle,  as  to  peruse  what  they  had  to 
show  for  themselves. 

He  returned  with  a  copy  of  instructions  sent  herewith, 
supposed  to  be  given   by  the  Lord  Chancellor   to  Grymes, 
signed  with  the  hands  of  Agnus  Ogge  M'Donnell  and  Coll 
M'DonneU. 

Found  in  them  neither  phrase  nor  matter  hkely  to  fall  from 
the  pen  of  the  Lord  Chancellor  or  from  the  consent  of  so  grave 
a  councillor. 

In  the  time  of  this  parley,  a  letter  came  from  Sir  John 
Campbell  to  entreat  their  stay  and  patience,  that  no  sound 
sleep  should  close  his  eyes  tiU  he  saw  me. 

For  the  ease  of  the  soldiers,  landed  them  close  by  the  shore 
of  Jura,  where  they  suffered  no  less  cold  and  wet  than  Captain 
Button,  with  His  Majesty's  ship  fast  by,  endured  storms  and 
imminent  danger — their  anchors  drawn  home,  their  cables 
worn,  and  no  six  hours  without  a  storm,  the  pilots  from  Scot- 
land promised  this  harbour  to  be  far  better,  and  the  best  round 
about  Ila. 

As  from  time  to  time  Sir  John  Campbell  advertised  his 
speedy  repair  to  them,  withheld  through  continual  tempests, 
so  with  great  patience  His  Majesty's  ever  willing  commanders 
and  obedient  soldiers  lightly  esteeming  the  boisterous  winds 
and  snows,  the  worst  of  all  weather  ever  heard  of,  attended 
from  the  lith  December  till  the  1st  January,  when  Sir  John 
Campbell  arrived  amongst  them. 

After  conference  resolved  to  march  the  9th  January  and 
invest  the  castle  of  Dunnavegge  till  the  hoy  with  the  artillery 
and  three  other  ships  with  provisions,  with  God's  favour  and 
good  weather,  might  recover  a  harbour  under  the  Isle  of  Taxa. 

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The  ISth  January  the  hoy,  with  the  rest,  arrived  safe  in 
the  road  aforesaid,  upon  assurance  from  the  pilots  that  the 
the  Phoenix  might  securely  ride  in  this  road.  Sent  two  of 
the  pUots  to  advise  with  Captain  Button  hereof,  who  took  the 
first  advantage  of  a  fair  morning  and  came  to  them,  without 
whose  careful  presence  and  assistance  of  men  and  tackle  he 
despaired  to  land  the  cannon.  No  pilot  undertook  to  know  a 
place  to  lay  the  hoy  aground,  from  whence  they  might  con- 
veniently unship  the  cannons.  By  good  hap  found  a  comer 
to  bring  in  the  hoy,  somewhat  subject  to  the  shot  of  the  castle. 
Captain  Button  no  sooner  laid  forth  his  anchors  than  he  was 
encountered  with  a  long  and  mighty  storm  in  two  days  and  a 
half — no  way  able  to  come  on  shore.  At  his  coming,  cried  out 
on  the  road  the  ground  was  foul,  his  main  and  best  anchor 
broken,  his  cables  spoiled,  no  hope  to  stay  in  safety  there  ;  so 
they  resolved  to  hazard  His  Majesty's  ship  no  longer,  and  to 
dismiss  Captain  Button.  It  pleased  Almighty  God  the  23rd 
January  to  give  them  fair  weather  and  Captain  Button  leisure 
to  discover  fast  by  a  land-locked  harbour  called  the  Lordume, 
to  his  heart's  content  and  all  our  comforts. 

The  same  day  Capt.  Button,  with  his  own  men,  manned  his 
long  boat  and  another  ship-boat,  directing  them  to  tow  the 
hoy  to  the  place  appointed,  whom  the  traitors  neither  spared 
nor  harmed  with  their  shot,  which  they  plentifully  poured  in 
amongst  them. 

From  the  23rd  January  to  the  30th  of  the  same  laboured 
to  unship  and  draw  the  cannon,  and  on  the  soldiers'  shoulders 
to  carry  all  their  provisions  of  timber,  delve  boards,  powder, 
and  bullets  to  their  cold  camp,  half  a  mile  almost  from  the 
place  they  landed. 

In  drawing  the  cannon  Capt.  Crayford,  a  painful,  a  careful, 
and  a  worthy  captain,  unfortunately  received  a  shot  that 
brake  the  small  of  his  leg  all  to  shivers  ;  after  five  or  six  days 
he  was  dismembered,  which  he  endured  manfully,  and  died 
within  two  hours  after ;  at  the  same  time  with  Capt.  Crayford 
a  Highlander  was  shot  in  the  body,  who  lived  not  long,  and  an 
English  soldier  in  the  shoulder,  in  hope  of  recovery. 

The  last  of  January  they  finished  their  platform,  and  in- 
trenched their  soldiers  in  the  next  adjoining  places  to  ofiend 
the  castle. 

The  1st  February  they  began  to  batter  a  tower  in  which 
the  rebels  held  a  guard  over  the  port  that  enters  the  outward 
bawne. 

Then  opened  with  the  cannons  a  good  part  of  the  wall  of 
the  inward  bawne,  30  feet  high,  raised  for  a  blind  to  cover  the 
whole  front  of  the  castle ;  this  done  the  port  of  the  castle  lay 
open  to  their  musketeers  that  played  not  far  off. 

Their  next  and  best  hopes  were,  as  soon  as  they  could  beat 
down  their  fights  above,  and  the  spikes  that  most  annoyed 
them,  to  lodge  under  the  walls  of  the  outward  bawne,  sheltered 
with  such  timber  and  provisions  as  we  brought  with  them  for 


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that  purpose,  and  to  work  with  the  pickaxe  to  the  castle,  the 
rocky  ground  affording  no  earth  to  help  them  withal,  rather 
than  to  spend  their  magazine  of  powder  (not  exceeding  a 
hundred  barrels),  too  small  a  proportion  to  bring  to  the  ground 
walls  confidently  warranted  to  be  30  feet  thick.  If  the  store 
of  Ireland  had  afforded  more  powder  he  should  not  have 
wanted. 

Beating  the  spikes  and  battlements  about  the  castle  that 
most  offended  them  with  a  few  shots,  he  easily  perceived  the 
wall  feasible  enough  to  be  battered ;  then  went  roundly  to 
work  against  the  staircase  and  the  wall  that  hung  over  the 
well,  and  continued  the  battery  in  that  place  till  it  was  dark 
that  night. 

Eaiiy  the  2nd  Feb.  phed  the  ordnance  as  the  day  before,  in 
such  sort  that  the  wall  fell  down  a  pace.  The  traitors,  about 
seven  of  the  clock  in  the  morning,  sent  forth  a  boy  with  a 
letter  in  a  stick  desiring  conference,  the  lieutenant  himself 
consented  that  Aggnus  Oge  M'Donnell  in  person  should 
come  before  them  into  the  camp,  which  he  did  after  long 
delay  and  parley  with  those  that  met  him,  refusing  till  this 
day  to  stir  from  under  the  guard  of  the  castle,  on  their  word 
and  safe  conduct,  protesting  that  he  and  the  rest  were  subjects 
and  held  the  house  for  His  Majesty  and  the  Council  of  Scot- 
land. And  if  they  might  see  any  warrant  to  deliver  the  house 
to  Sir  John  Campbell  they  would  stay  the  same,  with  much 
other  idle  stuff  and  imagination  infused  into  them  by  Grymes. 

Told  Aggnus  there  was  no  plain  way  for  him  and  the  rest 
to  walk  in,  but  by  humble  and  simple  submission  to  His 
Majesty's  mercy,  or  to  deliver  up  Coll  M'Donnell  and  so  many 
more  as  shall  equal  the  number  of  those  of  his  party ;  he 
desired  remission,  for  this  he  alleged  he  was  not  able  nor 
willing  to  bring  to  pass. 

Then  questioned  whether  he  were  of  power  to  deliver 
the  house  or  no  ?  He  said,  yes !  So  they  all  might  be  re- 
mitted and  not  otherwise.  Rebuked  his  folly,  and  bade  him 
be  packing.  "  Well,  then,"  replied  Aggnus,  "  If  you  both  will 
stand  for  me  to  His  Majesty  I  will  come  away,  and  bring  as 
many  with  me  as  will  submit  themselves  to  His  Majesty's 
mercy." 

At  this  time  did  not  perceive  the  ordnance  had  wrought  so 
great  effect  as  it  afterward  appeared,  and  finding  no  great 
substance  in  Aggnus  other  than  Coll  M'Donnell  thrust  into 
him,  and  willing  to  weaken  the  rest  by  drawing  part  from 
them,  intended  to  do  our  best  to  His  Majesty  for  Aggnus. 

He  departed,  promising  a  speedy  return.  In  this  parley 
the  cannons  were  silent  two  hours  and  a  half  When  Aggnus 
came  to  the  castle  wall  he  sent  for  whom  out  of  the  castle  he 
pleased  to  advise  with.  After  a  little  counsel  he  returned  the 
gentleman  sent  to  conduct  him,  with  answer  that  he  would 
come  no  more  on  those  conditions  ;  two  that  accompanied  him 
into  the  camp  quitted  him  and  submitted  themselves  to  his 


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Majesty's  mercy.    His  wife  .that  stayed  behind  him  was  by  the 
lieutenant  presently  sent  into  the  castle. 

After  this  spared  no  powder,  and  in  a  small  time  the 
places  battered  yielded  such  abundance  of  ruins  and  rubbidge 
[rubbish]  that  the  inward  bawne,  the  wells,  and  as  high  as  the 
rock  on  which  the  bridge  rest  that  they  must  pass  in  and  out 
the  castle,  was  choked  up. 

Once  more  there  came  a  letter  from  Aggnus  to  send  gentle- 
men to  confer  with  him,  the  lieutenant  sent  for  him  (Sir 
Oliver)  when  they  agreed  to  leave  his  letter  unanswered  ;  that 
his  delays  were  hateful,  and  he  might  come  when  he  list  on 
his  humble  and  simple  submission  and  as  many  as  would 
follow  him,  but  the  battery  should  not  cease.  Mr.  Archibald 
Campbell,  lest  the  boy  should  forget  his  message,  wrote  thus 
much  to  Aggnus,  and  subscribed  the  same  with  his  own  hand. 
At  his  (Sir  Oliver's)  return  to  the  battery,  we  plainly  viewed 
men,  women,  and  children  running  out  of  the  castle  and  with 
great  difficulty  recovered  the  outward  bawn.  Whereupon  he 
caused  the  pieces  to  be  turned  on  the  outward  bawn  to  enlarge 
a  breach  begun  the  day  before,  intending  the  same  night 
between  seven  and  eight  of  the  clock  to  lodge  therein,  and 
force  the  bawne  not  possible  to  be  defended  with  so  few 
hands. 

Not  long  after,  some  hour  before  night,  Aggnus  Oge's  wife, 
Coil's  wife,  and  some  others  left  the  castle  ;  after  he  showed 
himself  to  the  lieutenant,  received  word  from  the  lieutenant 
to  hold  the  ordnance  till  Aggnus,  his  nurses  and  children 
were  come  forth  of  the  castle  ;  did  so,  and  withal  sent  to  the 
lieutenant  to  continue  his  former  care  to  watch  their  coming 
forth  by  water  with  their  boats. 

As  the  night  before  Capt.  Button  in  person,  with  his  long 
boat,  to  give  the  Highlanders  example  to  do  the  like,  rode  to 
and  fro  all  night  long  before  the  face  of  the  castle.  He  re- 
turned word  that  he  feared  more  the  escape  by  land  than  by 
sea,  the  land  being  his  (Sir  Oliver's)  charge  to  guard.  In  the 
interim  of  Agnus  and  his  children's  coming  forth,  Coll  rigged 
up  a  boat,  it  was  growing  dark,  left  the  battery,  willing 
them,  after  a  volley  or  two,  to  leave  the  pieces  charged 
ready  to  shoot  at  all  times  into  the  bawne  and  rest  for  that 
night. 

No  sooner  came  to  his  lodging,  as  his  meat  was  going  to  the 
table,  than  Archibald  Campbell  from  the  lieutenant  reported 
that  Aggnus  assured  him,  Coll  with  the  rest  were  ready  to 
submit  themselves  to  his  Majesty's  mercy ;  and  Coll  himself 
demanded  only  this  condition,  to  be  earned  to  Edenburrough 
to  answer  for  himself  before  the  Council.  He  craved  his  (Sir 
Oliver's)  opinion.  Liked  the  notion  well,  wishing  Mr.  Archi- 
bald to  return  this  answer  to  Coll,  that  he  should  remain  where 
he  was  that  night  to  avoid  their  own  danger  and  confusion  in 
issuing  forth  in  the  dark ;  they  should  be  safe  from  the  artillery 
and  other  harm,  reserving  themselves  in  the  inward  bawne ; 


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Feb.  8. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,- No.  163. 


Feb.  8. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  No.  193. 


Feb.  8. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 

vol.  233,  2. 


that  he  would  hold  his  first  purpose  as  soon  as  he  had  supped  to 
lodge  in  the  breach  made  in  the  outward  bawn  to  prevent 
their  passage  both  by  sea  and  land.  Before  he  could  return 
to  the  lieutenant  or  send  the  message,  Coll,  with  all  his  able 
men,  made  a  fair  escape  to  the  sea,  neither  daunted  with  the 
shot  that  come  from  the  Highlanders,  lodged  on  a  rock  fast 
before  the  arch  out  of  which  their  boat  was  launched  into  the 
sea.  So  they  did  as  carelessly,  having  no  other  way  to  save 
their  lives,  pass  under  a  rock  where  our  musketeers  lay  forti- 
fied and  shot  freely  at  them. 

Three  boats  well  manned  with  Highlanders  followed  them. 
They  could  see  them  give  fire  on  both  sides.  The  rebels 
rowed  themselves  soon  out  of  sight  of  them,  and  being  clear  of 
them  stood  back  again,  and  landed  some  five  miles  from  the 
castle  in  Ila. 

Sunk  their  boat  and  marched  away  to  Grist  for  their  safety; 
they  are  good  men  and  able  to  do  mischief  before  they  shall 
be  suppressed.  The  lieutenant  has  sent  to  hunt  them  about 
the  Island. 

If  Aggnus  had  meant  honestly,  the  escape  of  these  traitors 
had  been  prevented.  Leaves  the  executions  done  and  intended 
to  be  done  to  Sir  John  Campbell's  own  relation.  Has 
written  in  a  blunt  soldier's  style  to  His  Majesty  some  few 
observances  during  his  abode  in  this  place  as  he  has  expressed 
the  truth  in  the  same  phrase.  Begs  his  Lordship's  recom- 
mendation to  his  Majesty.  —  Camp  of  Dunavegge,  7  Feb. 
1614. 

Pp.  10.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

18.  Judges  of  Assize  Certificate. 

Certificate  of  the  inquiry  in  the  case  of  Martha  Crompton 
[see  No.  12]  signed  by  the.  Judges,  Dom.  Sarsfield  and  Jo. 
Elyot,  in  which  they  recommend  her  to  mercy,  with  a  note 
by  Sir  A.  Chichester  to  the  Attorney-General,  requiring  him 
to  insert  her  name  in  any  pardon  that  passeth. — 8  February 
1614. 

P.  1.     Orig.    Endd. 

19.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Warrant   to   insert   Thomas   Hawtrey,  gent.,  in   the   first 

pardon  that  passes. — Dublin,  8  February  1614. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Orig.     Endd. 

20.  The  List  of  the  Army  and  Pensioners  payable  out  of 

the  Treasure  coming  out  of  England,  at  per  diem. 
Officers,  General.— The  Lord  Deputy,  Sir  Th.  Ridgeway, 
Baronet,  Treasurer-at-war ;    Sir  Ri.  Wingfield,  Knt.,  Marshal; 
Sir  Oliv.  St.  John*,  Master  of  the  Ordnance ;  Sir  John  Kinge' 

*  Thoby  Cawfeld  written  above  this  name. 


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Knt.,  Mustermaster-general ;  Sir  Allen  Apsley,  Knt.,  Com- 
missary in  Mounster ;  Th.  Smith,  Commissary  in  Connaught ; 
Edw.  Lenton,  Provost-marshal ;  Sir  Josias  Bodley,  Knt.,  for 
overseeing  the  fortifications ;  Dr.  Mettcalfe,  Physician  to  the 
State ;  Edm.  Cullon,  Surgeon  to  the  State ;  Sir  Th.  Dutton, 
Scoutmaster ;  Capt.  John  Pikeman,  Corporal-  of  the  Field,  by 
letters  patent  during  life. 

Officers,  Provincial. — The  Lord  Danvers,  Lord  President  of 
Mounster  and  Council ;  Sir  Ri.  Aldworth,  Knt.,  Provost-mar- 
shal in  Mounster;  Earl  of  Clanrickard,  Lord  President  of 
Connaght  and  Council ;  Capt.  Charles  Coote,  Provost-marshal 
in  Coimaght ;  Sir  Hen.  Docwra,  Knt.,  Governor  of  Loughfoile  ; 
Capt.  Edm.  Ellis,  Provost-marshal  there ;  Sir  Hen.  Folliott, 
Knt.,  Governor  of  BaUeshannon  ;  Lord  Chichester,  Governor 
of  Carrigfergus,  by  letters  patent,  during  life  ;  Sir  Hen.  Power, 
Knt.,  Govei-nor  of  Leix,  by  letters  patent  during  life  granted 
by  his  Majesty's  letters  ;  Earl  of  Thomond,  Commander  of  the 
Forces  in  Thomonnde ;  Sir  Edw.  Blaney,  Knt.,  Seneshall  of 
Monaghan ;  Ro.  Bowen,  Provost-marshal  of  Leiaster  ;  Moyses 
Hill,  Provost-marshal  in  Ulster  during  good  behaviour ; 
Sir  Cha.  Willmot,  Knt.,  Governor  of  Kerry,  by  His  Majesty's 
letters. 

Horsemen. — Lord  Deputy,  Earl  of  Clanrickard,  Lord  Danvers, 
Capt.  John  Kiugsmell,  Sir  Oliv.  Lambert,  Sir  Gerrott  Moore, 
Sir  Ric.  Wingfielde,  Sir  Hen.  Folliott,  Sir  Ri.  Aldworth,  Capt. 
Cha.  Coote,  Sir  Edw.  Harbert,  Knt. 

Footmen. — Lord  Deputy,  Earl  of  Clanrickard,  Earl  of  Tho- 
mond, Ld.  Danvers,  Ld.  Crumwell,  Mr.  Treasurer,  Mr.  Marshal, 
Sir  Oliv.  St.  John,  Sir  Arth.  Savage,  Sir  Hen.  Power,  Sir 
Ric.  Morison,  Sir  Fran.  Ruisshe,  Sir  Foulke  Conway,  Sir 
Hen.  FoUiott,  Sir  Edw.  Blaney,  Sir  Toby  Cawfield,  Sir  Fran. 
Roe,  Sir  Th.  Roper,  Sir  Ric.  Hansard,  Sir  Th.  Rotherham,  Sir 
Tho.  Phillips,  Sir  Fran.  Cooke,  Capt.  John  Vaghan,  Capt.  Pat. 
Craford,  Sir  Wm.  Stuart,  Capt.  Arth.  Bassett,  the  town  of 
Carrigfergus. 

Warders. — Leinster  :  Rog.  Davies,  Constable  of  Dublin 
Castle  ;  Sir  Adam  Loftus,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Maryborough  ;  Sir 
Gerrott  Moore,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Phillipstown ;  Sir  Laur.  Es- 
mond, Knt.,  Const,  of  Doncannon ;  Sir  Wm.  Usher,  Knt.,  for  a 
porter  for  the  Castle  of  Wickloe.  Mounster:  Sir  George 
Cary,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Dungarvan ;  Sir  Th.  Roper,  Knt.,  Const, 
of  Castlemaigne  ;  Sir  Fran.  Barckley,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Limerick 
Castle  ;  Capt.  Hen.  Skipwith,  Const,  of  Castleparke ;  Sir 
Fran.  SHngsby,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Halbowling.  Connaught  : 
Earl  of  Clanrickard,  Const,  of  Athlone  Castle ;  Jasper  Harberte, 
Const,  of  Borrishowle  ;  Capt.  Maurice  Griffith,  Const,  of 
Dromruske ;  Capt.  John  St.  Barbe,  Const,  of  BaUenefadd. 
Ulster  :  Capt.  Faithfal  Fortescue,  Const,  of  Carrigfergus ; 
Capt.  Anth.  Smith,  Const,  of  the  Castle  of  the  Moyry ;  Fran. 
Anneslie,   Const,   of  Mountnories ;    John    Leigh,   Const,   of 


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The  Omey ;  Sir  Th.  Phillips,  Knt.,  Const,  of  Toome ;  the  Lord 
Chichester,  Ld,  Deputy  for  Greencastle  in  Enishowen,  for  three 
lives,  by  letters  patent,  in  consideration  of  other  things  of 
good  value  which  he  departed  withal  to  the  Londoners  to- 
wards the  plantation  at  Derry  and  CoJrane  ;  Capt.  John 
Samford,  Const,  of  Doe  Castle  ;  Capt.  Basill  Brooke,  Const,  of 
Donegall ;  Capt.  Wm.  Cole,  Const,  of  Eneskillin ;  Capt.  Hugh 
Culme,  Const,  of  Cloghoghter;  Sir  Foulke  Conway,  Knt., 
Const,  of  Enishlaughhn. 

Pensioners  of  the  list,  viz. : — Edw.  Southworth,  Sir  Eic. 
Bingley,  Knt.,  Geo.  Kidgeway,  Th.  Hibbotts,  Capt.  Rog.  Hope, 
Wm.  Long,  Wm.  Hamden,  Capt.  Marmaduke  Nelson,  Sir 
Geo.  Greame,  Knt.,  Capt.  Fran.  Yarde,  John  Strowde,  Th. 
Parratt,  Adrian  Fitz  Symon,  Chr.  Wackley,  Edm.  Leadbeater, 
Walt.  Whyte,  Ja.  Delahoyde,  Tristram  Eccleston,  Gerrat 
Birne,  John  Kelly,  Mich.  Pinnock,  Mich.  Newby,  Morogh 
M'Teig  Oge,  Hen.  Burrowes,  John  Gilliott,  Walt.  Brady,  Wm. 
Putt,  Ri.  Mapowther,  Chr.  Graves,  Dan.  Burne,  John  ISIelson, 
Wm.  Hithrington,  John  Norton,  Th.  Marshall,  Ro.  Whitheade, 
Ro.  Dixon,  John  Birckett,  Quintene  Eutledge,  Wm.  Casie, 
Edm.  Bowen,  Wm.  Russell,  John  M'Sheary,  Sim.  Field. 

Pensioners  by  letters  patent  of  the  old  erection,  viz. : — 
Owen  Aphugh,  Dowlin  M'Brian,  Anth.  Furres,  Th.  Fleming, 
Manus  M'Shehee,  Capt.  Marm.  Nelson,  Wm.  Brereton, 
Gilduffe  Smith. 

Pensioners  newly  elected,  viz. — Donell  Cavenagh,  Laur. 
Mascu  (?),  Ric.  Owen,  Rory  M'Quylie,  Humph.  Norton,  Hen. 
O'Neale,  Con.  O'Neale,  Lysagh  O'Connor,  the  three  ladies 
Jane  FitzGerald,  Ellen  FitzGerald,  and  EUice  FitzGerald. 

Pensioners  by  letters  patent  and  the  Lords'  letters  newly 
increased,  viz.  —  Ro.  Cowell,  John  Dalway,  Capt.  Hen. 
Moyle,  Capt.  Rog.  Hope,  Brian  M'Donagh,  Ro.  Savage,  Pat. 
Fox. 

Pensioners  entered  by  an  establishment  begun  1  April  1606. 
— St.  John  Jepson,  Sir  Ri.  Piercy,  Sir  Ra.  Constable,  Knt.,  Sir 
Ric.  Trevor,  Knt. 

Pensioners  entered  by  an  establishment  begun  1  Oct.  1 608 
— Donough  Kelly,  Dan.  O'Carroll. 

Pensions  allowed  servitors  of  Irish  birth,  viz. — Tirlaugh 
M'Art  O'Neale,  Brian  Modder  O'Neale,  Sir  Molrowny  O'Car- 
roll, Owen  M'Huigh,  Edm.  Groome  O'Hanlon,  Hen.  O'Neale, 
Turlagh  O'Gormley,  Barth.  Owen,  Tady  O'Ferall,  John  Reylie, 
Ric.  Garter,  Barnaby  Greene. 

Pensions  allowed  to  Captains  and  Lieutenants  of  discharged 
companies  and  to  constables  of  forts  discharged. — Sir  Oliv. 
Lambert,  Knt. ;  Capt.  Wm.  Nuce,  his  lieutenant ;  Hen.  Fisher, 
late  Constable  of  Laughlinbridge ;  Geo.  Trevillian,  late  Const, 
of  Dongannon ;  Capt.  Edw.  Doddington,  late  Const,  of  Don- 
gevan  ;  Archie  Moore,  late  Const,  of  Ballinecargie. 

Almosemen. — Edm.  Boy,  Ri.  Marsett,  John  FitzGerald 
Denis  Brady,  John  Brenon,  Hen.  Haw,  John  Daniell,  Wm, 


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1615. 


Feb.  9. 

S.V.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  3. 


Feb.  11. 

S.P.,  Ireland. 

vol.  233,  4. 


Trevor,  Edm.  Kelly,  Turlagh  O'Galchor,  Tady  Ferrall,  Edm. 
Ferrall,  Th.  Koofe. 

Maimed  soldiers. — Brian  O'Dollan,  Th.  O'Mulchane,  Wm. 
Birte,  Ph.  Brady,  Laughlin  O'Harraghan,  Wm.  O'Connor, 
Denis  Kellie,  Wm.  Lorkan,  Th.  Purcell,  Hen.  Till,  Wm. 
Pippes,  Ei.  Taafe,  Walt.  Nugent,  Denis  Purcell,  Edm.  Bowen, 
Laughlin  Caiman,  John  M'Can,  Brian  Gill. 

Entertainments  allowed  for  keeping  of  boats. — Wm.  Cole, 
Capt.  at  Balleshanon,  Hugh  Clotworthy,  Capt.  at  Lough 
Chichester,  Ja.  Williamson,  Overseer  at  Athlone. 

Officers  of  Musters. — Geo.  Calvert,  Clem.  Edmondes,  over- 
seers ;  Ralph  Birchensha,  Comptroller ;  John  Maynard  and 
Geo.  Gary,  Commissaries. 

Extraordinaries,  viz. — Freights  and  transportations,  car- 
riage of  letters,  gifts  and  rewards,  sea-service  works,  and 
buildings,  diets  and  charges  of  keeping  of  prisoners,  diets  of 
justices  of  assize,  and  commissioners'  riding  and  travelling 
charges,  prests  upon  accounts,  and  all  other  payments  by 
concordatums  of  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council,  not  to  be 
exceeded  without  urgent  occasions,  and  the  same  certified  to 
the  Privy  Council  in  England,  4,000Z.  English,  making  in 
harps,  the  sum  of  5,333Z.  6s.  8d. 

Total  of  the  charge  contained  in  this  list  as  aforesaid  doth 
amount  by  the  year,  viz.,  to  59,875Z.  Os.  ll^d.:  ordinary, 
54,541J.  ]4s.  Syi.;  exti-aordinary,  5,333^.  6s.  8d.,  making 
English,  44,906?.  5s.  8|d 

Pp.  14.     Endd. 

21.  Christopher    [Hampton],   Archbishop    of  Armagh,   to 

WiNWOOD. 

Understands,  by  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  how  much  he  is  be- 
-  holden  to  him  (Winwood),  and  thought  it  a  duty  to  signify 
his  thankfulness. 

Hopes  for  the  continuance  of  his  favour,  which  will  give 
him  the  more  comfort  and  encouragement. — Dublin,  9  Feb- 
ruary 1614-[15]. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

22.  Lord  Deputy  Chichester  to  Winwood. 

This  bearer,  Mr.  Blundell,  came  recommended  from  His 
Majesty  and  should  have  returned  with  the  dispatch  of  their 
success  in  the  last  session  of  Parliament,  as  was  directed,  had 
not  the  Earl  of  Thomonde  undertaken  the  carriage  of  it ;  he 
made  all  the  haste  that  could  be  required  to  arrive  with  the 
bills  of  subsidy  before  the  dissolving  of  the  House,  but  could 
not  command  the  winds.  He  is  an  honest  and  able  gentleman, 
and  should  lave  found  him  (the  Deputy)  ready  to  give  him  all 
befitting  employment,  but  his  zeal  and  hopes  of  advancement 
near  the  well-head,  have  carried  him  thither  ;  the  next  sitting 
in  Parliament  is  the  18th  of  April,  which  draws  on  fast.  Is 
assured  his  presence  and  the  presence  of  all  the  honest  members 


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of  that  House  wiU  be  necessary,  but  know  not  how  to  harrow 
him  back  and  forth  without  allowance  given  for  his  travelling 
expenses; 

Had  laid  for  the  apprehending  of  Meagh  before  the  receipt 
of  his  (Winwood's)  letters,  having  had  advertisement  from 
Padua  of  his  intentions  to  be  here  this  spring,  then  his  (Win- 
wood's)  letters  speak  of  autumn.  A  brother  of  his,  named 
Peter,  is  to  come  in  his  company,  by  whom  he  (Chichester) 
hopes  to  light  upon  him  the  sooner ;  such  caterpillars  usually 
resort  hither  about  this  season  of  the  year  to  abuse  the  people 
with  false  tales,  and  to  pick  their  purses  by  pardons  and 
indulgences,  and  they  are  hard  to  be  gotten,  and  being  gotten, 
they  prove  a  charge  to  His  Majesty  who  maintains  them  in 
prison,  for  to  hang  them  by  a  jury  is  impossible. 

Sir  Humphrey  Maye  writes  that  he  (Winwood)  told  him 
that  the  Lord  Deputy  denied  the  sending  for  Mr.  BlundeU 
to  be  here  at  the  Parliament,  relying  upon  what  had  been 
received  from  Mr.  BlundeU  by  letter  after  his  coming  hither. 
It  is  true  that  after  he  had  delivered  the  letters,  he  (Chichester) 
demanded  the  cause  of  his  coming  over  at  that  time,  thinking 
indeed  that  some  private  cause  of  his  had  occasioned  it,  rather 
than  his  attendance  in  Parliament  that  session  ended ;  he 
answered  me  that  he  (Chichester)  sent  for  him,  "  Yea,"  quoth 
I,  "  as  I  did  for  other  the  members  of  that  House  ;  but  whether 

I  named  you  particularly  I  remember  not,  but  if  you  came  ia 
my  mind  whilst  I  was  writing,  it  is  like  enough  I  did  so." 
This  is  the  substance  of  what  passed,  for  he  (Chichester)  aimed 
no  more  at  Blundell's  being  here  than  that  of  others,  neither 
does  he  keep  a  register  of  what  passeth  from  him  in  that 
kind. 

Their  men  and  cannon  employed  for  the  taking  in  of  the 
Castle  of  Denevegge  in  Ilai  in  Scotland,  under  the  command 
of  Sir  Oliver  Lambeart,  have  performed  that  service,  and  are 
now  returned.  Have  nothing  else  of  moment  to  impart  from 
hence,  but  that  he  has  published  a  proclamation  for  free 
exportation  of  all  native  commodities  (linen,  yarn,  and  wool, 
and  woollen  yarn  excepted),  as  directed  by  His  Majesty's  late 
letters,  and  that  they  are  in  extreme  want  of  money. — Dublin, 

II  February  1614-15. 

Pp.  2.    Signed.    Add.     Endd. 

Feb.  11.       23.        Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland  to  Winwood. 
^vri'ass^^"'''  Seeing  it  has  pleased  Almighty  God,  for  virtues  approved 

'   ■  in  the  highest  and  most  religious  judgment  upon  earth,  to 

advance  him  to  that  eminent  place  of  honour  and  trust  which 
he  enjoys,  he  must  give  allowance  to  honest  servitors  who,  by 
the  like  means,  have  attained  to  some  preferments,  both  to 
desire  his  acquaintance,  and  to  crave  his  favour  upon  their 
just  occasions.  Hence,  after  40  years  service  in  matters  of 
government,  both  of  this  church  and  common  weal,  he  pre- 
sumes to  solicit  his  good  opinion,  and  to  request  that  any 


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1615. 


Feb.  12. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  6. 


Feb.  13. 

Dublin. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  No.  185. 


Feb.  17. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  No.  178. 


Feb.  19. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  No.  157. 


Feb.  21. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  No.  155. 


information  which  happily  may  be  sent  from  hence  (which  these 
people  amongst  whom  he  lives  are  very  apt  to  prefer)  may 
not  work  an  impression  of  dislike  against  him,  before  he  shall 
be  admitted  to  answer  the  same,  as  he  has  ever  hitherto,  to 
his  exceeding  comfort,  been  permitted  by  that  honourable 
table ;  and  he  wiU  faithfully  persevere  in  the  course  he  holds 
in  the  service  of  God  and  His  Majesty,  during  the  continuance 
of  his  days,  and  the  short  time  he  has  to  live.  So,  &c. — St. 
Sepulchers,  Dublin,  11  February  1614-15. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

24.  SlE  JOSIAS   BODLEY  to  WlNWOOD. 

If  amidst  the  many  important  aifairs  which  besiege  him 
continually,  a  poor  Irishman's  tale  may  be  heard,  would 
humbly  crave  that,  amongst  the  many  have  cast  their  de- 
pendence on  him,  it  would  please  him  also  to  accept  him 
(Sir  Josias)  at  his  own  hands  as  his  true  and  faithful  ser- 
vant. Cannot  commend  him  whom  he  recommends  for  any 
abilities  worthy  his  embracing,  that  of  his  sincere  affection 
only  excepted,  which  he  shall  ever  be  ready  and  desirous  to 
show  whatsoever  may  concern  his  honour  and  service.  Has 
imparted  another  suit  to  his  good  friend  Mr.  Blundel  to  solicit 
for  him,  wherein  he  beseeches  his  (Winwood's)  helping  hand, 
and  will  account  himself  as  happy  in  compassing  these  his  two 
suits,  as  whosoever  in  this  begging  age  hath  best  attained  his 
wished  ends. — Dublin,  12  February  1614-15. 

P.  1.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

25.  The  LoBD  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Warrant  to  insert  the  name  of  Roger  Passie,  late  pirate,  in 

the  next  pardon. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

26.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-Generai. 
Warrant  to  draw  forth  a  fiant  of  the  office  of  Master  of  His 

Mamies  Ordonnance,  vnto  S'^'  Tobye  Caufield,  Kt.,  then  held  by 
S=^  Oliver  St.  John,  with  this  note :  "  This  is  to  passe  uppon, 
&  surrender  to  be  made  by  S'^  Oliver  St.  John,  Kt,,  of  the  said 
office."— 17  February  1614. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Add.     Endd. 

27.  Chichester  to  Attorney-General. 

Certificate  of  the  reprieve  of  Edmond  Groome  M'Felomy 
O'Donnell. — 19  February  1614.  With  note  by  Sir  A.  Chichester 
requiring  the  Attorney-General  to  insert  the  above  name  in 
the  pardon  granted  to  other  reprieved  prisoners  of  the  like 
nature  in  forma  pav^eris. — Dated  23  January  1614. 
'     P.  1:     Orig.     Endd. 

28.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  make  a  fiant  of^  leave  of  absence  to  Randoll 
Clayton  for  six  months  from  the  1st  of  March.— 21  February 
1614. 


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1615. 


Feb.  25. 

Philad.  P., 

,TOl.  4,  No.  176. 


With  the  following  note  by  Sir  A.  Chichester.  [The  Vice- 
President  of  Munster  hath  certified  that  he  hath  gotten  a 
sufiicient  man  to  execute  the  office  or  place  in  his  absence.] 

P.  1.     Orig.     Add.    Endd. 

29.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

Are  advertised  that  he  has  resolved  on  making  an  order 
suspending  the  payment  of  tithes  in  kind,  which  must  princi- 
pally regard  the  tithe  of  milk,  contrary  to  the  orders  of  the 
plantation,  directing  all  tithes  in  kind  to  be  paid  to  the  clergy, 
on  the  ground  of  the  inconveniences  of  such  payment  to  the 
undertakers.  Considering  the  prejudice  of  this  course  to  the 
clergy  they  direct  that,  with  the  advice  of  the  Lord  Chan- 
cellor and  Lord  Primate,  he  shall  consider  of  a  connivency  by 
the  ministers,  so  as  to  avoid  any  settled  or  prejudiced  order  for 
the  future  ;  and  that  in  the  meantime  such  tithe  of  milk  be 
paid  as  to  their  three  Lordships  may  seem  meet. 

Or  if  he  shall  find  it  necessary  to  give  some  positive  order, 
then  to  limit  the  nonpayment  to  some  time  certain  (as  three 
years  and  no  more),  by  which  time  the  plantation  will  be 
settled,  and  no  just  cause  will  be  able  to  be  alleged  against 
such  order. — Whitehall,  25  February  1614. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox,  E.  Worcester,  Fenton, 
Ealphe  Winwood,  E.  Wotton,  Jul.  Ctesar,  Thos.  Lake. 

P.  |.     Add.     Endd. 


[Feb.  25.] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  223,  6a. 


[Feb.  25.] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
Yol.  223,  7. 


30.  Mr.  Secretary  Winwood  to  Sir  Josias  Bodley. 
Francys  Blundell  has  delivered  his  letters  and  reported  his 

suit.  If  it  had  been  within  the  compass  of  his  own  power 
would  have  at  once  complied,  but  being  in  the  power  of 
another,  as  this  bearer  can  let  him  understand,  can  but 
promise  to  take  his  best  commodity  to  move  it  for  him  with 
much  earnestness,  and  if  it  has  not  success,  begs  him  not  to 
doubt  his  willingness  to  do  him  any  good  offices  that  he  can, 
but  to  be  assured  that,  as  well  in  respect  of  their  former 
friendship  a.s  his  own  worth  and  honest  endeavours  to  do 
His  Majesty  service,  he  will  ever  be  most  willing,  and  pre- 
pared to  give  him  his  best  assistance  in  anything,  that  may 
sort  with  his  desires,  and  so  I  am. 
P.  1.    Endd.     To  Sir  Josias  Bodley. 

31.  Mk.   Secretary  Winwood  to   the  Lord  Chancellor 

OF  Ireland. 

His  desire  to  hold  good  coiTespondence  with  all  such 
worthy  ministers  as  His  Majesty  employs  in  places  of  trust, 
made  his  Lordship's  letters  of  the  11th  of  February  very 
welcome.  His  request  is  so  reasonable  that  he  assures  him 
that  no  unjust  complaints  or  informations  from  thence  shall 
have  power  to  sway  him  from  the  good  opinion  which  he 
holds  of  his  Lordship's  worth  and  ability  to  do  His  Majesty 
service.     Will  always  be  ready  upon  ,all  occasions  to  solicit 


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Feb.  28. 

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vol.  223,  8. 


March  3. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  9. 


the  rest  of  the  Lords  so  far  in  his  behalf  that  he  shall  not 
want  that  indifferent  measure  of  justice  which  hath  been 
afforded  him  from  that  table  in  former  times. 

P.  1.     Endd.     To  the  Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland. 

32,  LoED  Deputy  to  Someeset. 

Desires  to  revive  an  humble  suit  he  had  theretofore  made 
in  behalf  of  bearer,  his  nephew,  John  Chichester,  to  be  placed 
iri  the  service  of  the  Prince.  He  has  importuned  him  to  pray 
his  Lordship  to  afford  him  his  assistance,  for  which  he  will 
bind  him  over  to  serve  and  honour  him,  and  make  himself 
(Chichester)  more  and  more  bound  unto  him.  Is  so  tied  to 
the  young  gentleman  by  nature  and  affection,  that  he  pre- 
sumes further  in  importuning  his  Lordship  herein  than  he 
would  do  for  any  other  creature  living. — Dublin,  28  February 
1614-15. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 

33.  SiE  0.  St.  John  to  Winwood. 

Is  very  doubtful  that  he  (Winwood)  will  take  it  amiss,  that 
he  has  passed  away  his  place  of  the  Ordnance  here  without 
acquainting  him,  having  so  great  reason  to  depend  upon  his 
favour  and  advice  in  all  things  ;  but  it  fell  out  that  it  was 
effected,  and  the  King's  letter  suddenly  brought  over,  and 
sooner  than  he  expected,  else  he  might  have  had  time  to 
acquaint  Winwood  and  other  of  his  friends.  Desired  it  a  good 
while  since,  and  was  upon  a  certain  determination  with  the 
gentleman  he  dealt  with,  for  he  found  the  account  annexed  to 
that  office  cumbersome  and  dangerous,  and  already  by  the  ill 
carriage  of  some  of  his  servants  had  endured  the  loss  of 
almost  500Z.,  and  saved  his  poor  estate,  still  subject  to  the  like 
hazard,  whereas  now  he  has  given  his  mind  much  content- 
ment, and  brought  himself  to  be  less  obnoxious  to  some  here 
that  are  willing  enough  to  do  him  shrewd  turns  whensoever 
they  can  espy  occasion. 

Since  he  wrote  has  remained  in  Connaught,  where  he  finds 
all  things  peaceable,  but  the  quality  of  his  employment  and 
associates,  for  that  which  concerns  the  civil  part  becomes 
almost  unprofitable  by  reason  of  the  evocation  of  all  causes 
out  of  the  province  to  the  courts  at  Dublin,  contrary  to  the 
rules  of  government  heretofore  practised,  and  by  an  extra- 
ordinary commission  which  the  Lord  Deputy,  beyond  the 
example  of  former  times  hath  given  to  the  justices  of  assize, 
whereby  they  deal  in  all  those  causes  that  are  assigned  to  the 
President  and  Council  of  the  province,  either  by  their  com- 
mission or  instructions ;  and  so  they  (the  President  and 
Council)  are  left  without  opinion  or  power  to  control  these 
people,  that  were  wont  only  to  resort  to  them  for  justice  to 
government.  For  that  which  concerns  religion  it  is  left  to 
the  Bishop,  and  they  (unless  it  be  the  Bishop  of  Elphine,  who 
hath   drawn   divers  preachers  into    his   diocese,  and    begins 


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March  14. 

Philad.  p., 
vol.  2,  p.  .S04. 


March  14. 

Philad.  p., 
vol.  2,  p.  306. 


to  have  congregations)  go  on  in  the  wonted  path,  and  little 
hope  there  is  of  amendment,  unless  by  the  commission,  which 
they  have  long  expected. 

Has  herewith  sent  a  description  of  Connaught  not  exact, 
because  he  wanted  time,  but  such  as  it  is  he  may  be  pleased 
to  peruse  it,  to  acquaint  himself  with  some  of  the  particularities 
of  that  place. 

Has  also  sent  him  to  peruse  the  alliances  of  the  chief  men 
in  the  province,  how  besides  the  cement  of  popery  that  joins 
them  all,  they  have  not  omitted  other  links  of  combination 
that  whatsoever  shall  fall  out  to  concern  one  may  pertain  to 
aU,  this  people  being  more  curious  of  alliances  than  any  in 
the  world.— Dublin,  3  March  1614. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

34.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Directs  him  to  hear  before  himself  and  the  Council  the 
complaint  of  David  Watson,  minister  of  the  gospel  in  Ireland, 
against  Marmaduke  Whitchurch,  for  withholding  from  him 
the  glebe  hand  of  the  parsonage  of  Kilclere,  and  the  tithes 
thereof,  which  he  has  recovered  by  decree  of  the  Court 
Christian,  and  to  restore  him  (if  true)  the  quiet  possession  of 
the  tithes,  and  to  cause  the  said  Marmaduke  to  make  restitu- 
tion of  so  much  of  the  proiits  of  the  said  parsonage  of  Kil- 
clere as  he  unjustly  detains  ;  and  if  they  find  that  the  lands 
are  part  of  the  ancient  glebe  lands  of  Kilclere  parsonage,  to 
adjudge  them  to  the  said  David  Watson,  and  give  him  quiet 
possession  of  them. — Newmarket,  14  March,  in  the  12th  year 
of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  onanual  at  head.    Add.    JSndd. 

35.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Thomas  Butler,  a  supposed  brother  to  Viscount  Butler,  de- 
ceased, having  contemptuou.sly  disobeyed  your  order,  issued 
pursuant  to  the  du'ections  of  our  Council  here,  to  give  posses- 
sion to  the  Lady  Elizabeth  Butler,  now  wife  of  Richard  Lord 
Dingwall,  of  the  Castle  of  Cloughgrenan  and  the  lordship  of 
the  Dloughy,  and  all  other  lands  of  which  he  had  unduly  dis- 
possessed the  said  Lady  Elizabeth ;  he  (Chichester)  is  without 
delay  to  re-establish  her  and  Lord  Dingwall  in  the  quiet 
possession  thereof,  and  to  make  the  said  Thomas  -pay  the  same 
mesne  rates  thereof  since  the  Viscount's  death. 

And  the  present  Earl  of  Ormonde  being  bound  in  his  bond 
to  discharge  the  debts  of  the  late  Earl,  and  Lord  Dingwall 
and  his  said  wife  being  engaged  for  most  of  the  same  debts, 
and  likely  to  be  troubled  for  the  discharge  thereof,  he  (Chi- 
chester) is  to  call  upon  the  present  Earl  to  stand  to  his 
engagement  and  discharge  the  same. 

And  he  is  to  see  that  the  said  Lord  Dingwall  and  his  wife 
and  their  tenants    be  maintained    in   quiet    possession  tiU 


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1615. 


March  14. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  30,  No.  139. 


March  15. 
Carte  Papers, 
No.  158. 


'  evicted  by  due  course  of  law.— Newmarket,  14  March,  in  the 
12th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp-  2.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.     Endd. 

36.  The  King  to  the  Eaul  of  Ormonde. 

Elizabeth,  daughter  and  heir  of  Thomas  late  Earl  of 
Ormond,  having  been  married  to  Lord  Dingwall,  all  questions 
likely  to  arise  between  her  and  his  correspondent  are  to  be 
submitted  to  arbitrators,  who  shall  be  chosen  by  the  parties, 
and  who  shall  meet  in  London  to  decide  the  controversies. 
Orders  them  to  come  there  after  the  next  session  of  Parlia- 
ment.— 15  March  1614. 

P.  1.  Copy.  Endd. :  "  A  copie  of  his  Majesties  letter  to 
the  Earle  of  Ormond  of  the  14th  of  March,  the  12th  year  of 
his  Majesties  rayne  of  England,  &c." 

37.  The  King  to  [Capt.  Thomas  Butler]. 
Similar  in  terms  to  Art.  36. 

Pp.  2.     Copy.     Endd. 


March  17.     38. 

Dooquet  Book, 
March  17. 


The  King  to  Chichester. 
Docquet  of  the  foregoing  letter. 


March  17. 
Philad.  P. 
vol.  2,  p.  308. 


39.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Having  released  the  Lord  Danvers  from  the  government  of 
Munster,  which  he  has  held  since  the  death  of  Sir  Henry 
Brouncker,  late  President,  he  has  appointed  the  Earl  of 
Thomond  to  succeed  him  in  that  charge  with  like  powers 
and  emoluments. — Newmarket,  17  March,  in  the  12th  year 
of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 


March  18.  40, 

S.P.  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  10. 


Lord  Deputy  to  Winwood. 
Received  his  letters  of  25th  of  February,  mentioning  Tyrone's 
intentions  to  remove  from  Rome,  and  that  Crone  and  Connor 
are  dispatched  hither  by  him.  Knows  Shane  Crone,  he  shall 
not  be  long  here  before  he  find  him  out  if  he  go  into  his  native 
country  ;  but  knows  none  of  the  Connors  that  depend  on  him. 
Has  laid  espials  upon  all  the  ports,  but  such  forerunners 
of  mischief  are  too  well  favoured  for  them  to  light  on  them  at 
all  times. 

In  a  letter  of  his  (Winwood's)  of  the  18th  January,  he  sent  an 
advertisement,  made  to  Sir  Dudley  Carleton  by  one  Nathaniel 
Brent,  of  the  purpose  of  one  James  Meagh,  a  priest,  to  come 
hither.  Received  those  the  15th  of  February.  Had  notice  of 
that  man's  practice  of  coming  hither  in  November  last  by  letters 
from  Padua,  and  that  a  brother  of  his  named  Peyrs  or  Peter 
was  to  come  in  his  company.  Laid  the  ports  for  them,  being 
sure  to  light  upon  Peter,  albeit  he  might  miss  the  priest,  and  it 

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is  so  fallen  out,  for  about  the  beginning  of  this  month  he  came 
to  Corke,  and  was  examined  by  Sir  Dominick  Sarsfeilde  accord- 
ing to  his  (Chichester's)  directions  ;  but  confesses  no  more  of  his 
brother,  but  that  he  was  at  Burdeauxe  with  him,  and  went 
from  thence  to  Paris,  as  will  appear  by  the  examination  which 
is  herewith  sent.  Believes  that  with  him  came  the  priest  who 
is  a  dangerous  fellow,  and  was  employed  by  the  recusants 
from  hence  about  the  beginning  of  the  Parliament  in  May  1612 
as  he  is  credibly  informed. 

They  are  full  of  men  of  this  priests'  condition,  practisers  of 
sedition  and  insurrections,  of  which  there  is  not  a  greater 
worker  than  Owen  M'Mahonne  the  titulary  Archbishop  of 
Dublin,  son  to  Ever  M'Cooly,  who  is  still  in  the  kingdom  and 
often  in  this  city  of  Dublin ;  albeit  he  (Lord  Chichester)  cannot 
get  him  nor  any  draught  upon  him  though  he  has  oifered 
largely  for  it. 

Foresees  by  the  gathering  of  these  clouds  together  that  a 
storm  is  threatened,  and  surely  they  have  some  desperate 
practice  in  debate  among  them  ;  the  hearts  of  the  natives  are 
for  the  most  part  against  them  (the  State).  They  are  a  hand- 
ful of  men,  in  entertainment  here  so  ill  paid  that  every  one  is 
discontented  and  out  of  heart,  and  themselves  so  discredited 
by  borrowing  and  not  repaying  according  to  promise  that  they 
cannot  take  up  a  thousand  pounds  in  twenty  days  if  the 
safety  of  the  kingdom  lay  upon  it,  and  what  service  he  can 
perform  without  men  and  money  if  occasion  require  it  is  easily 
conceived. 

Does  his  best  to  discover  their  plots  and  to  frustrate  them 
but  without  more  help  will  be  soon  wearied  in  a  tempest  when 
commands,  law,  and  proclamations  are  of  no  use  without  the 
sword  to  make  them  obeyed. 

Has  not  observed  so  many  cruel  murders,  robberies,  and  out- 
rages to  have  been  committed  in  many  years  preceding,  as 
within  these  six  months,  which  assures  him  they  are  hopeful 
of  invasion  from  foreign  parts,  of  the  return  of  the  fugitives, 
or  of  some  home  insurrection.  Writes  this  in  discharge  of  his 
duty.— Dublin  Castle,  18  March  1614-(15). 

Pp.  2.    Signed.     Add.     Endd.     Encloses, 

^'^'d'o^Z^'       ^^-         ^^^   Examination  of  Piers  Myaghe  taken  the  2nd  of 
vol.  233. 10 1.  JfaTC^1614-(15;. 

h  T'h  ^"'r'""  rt"'"^f       ^^  ^^^^^  ^^*  ^^  ^^^  ^^^™  "^'^  °f  ^^  Jcingdom  this  14  years. 

Cork,  and  became  fugl    f '^''^^  ^^'^^^  2/««^'s  past  he  served  William  Meade  in  Naples, 

tive  the  second  or  third  from  whom  he  parted  because  his  said  master  was  not  then 

year  of  the  King.  able  to_  buy  him  clothes ;  but  since  then  he  heard  that  he  grew 

rich,  his  means  being  increased  and  better  paid  than  formerly. 

He  afterwards  served  a  gentleman  of  Padua,  and  for  two 

years  he  waited  on  my  Lord  Nevill  in  his  chamber,  and  lately 

he  attended  on  my  Lord  Cromwell  till  now  (being  desirous  to 


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1615. 

This  brother  of  his 
is  James  Meagh,  the 
priest,  who  (as  is  re- 
ported) is  by  the  Pope 
made  Bishop  of  Cork. 


I  have  caused  him 
to  be  re-examined,  and 
to  be  committed  for  a 
time,  albeit  my  letters 
from  Padua  say  he  is 
an  honest  man. 

I  have  given  order 
for  these  men's  com- 
mitment likewise  until 
they  confess  more. 


S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,1011. 


return  to  his  country)  a  pilgrwi  met  him  in  Padua,  and  told 
him  that  he  might  meet  his  brother  at  Pugia,  wayfaring  from 
Rome,  whither  he  accordingly  travelled,  and  finding  him  there 
did  accompany  hivi  down  to  Burdeux,  and  from  thence  his  said 
brother  went-up  to  Paris,  where  this  exami7iant  saith  his  pur- 
pose is  to  study,  and  this  examinant  came  over  in  this  passage. 
He  saith  that  he  means  to  play  the  merchant,  and  seek  to  be 
some  help  to  his  elder  brethren.  He  saith  that  he  could  not 
conceive  that  his  said  brother  had  any  title  or  dignity  from 
Rome,  nor  intended  to  come  for  Ireland,  for  ought  he  could 
guess  by  him. 

David  M'tell  and  George  Morroghe,  merchants,  they  being 
examined  and  sworn,  say  that  they  brought  over  no  passengers 
out  of  Burdeux  nor  any  other  part,  &c.  other  than  the  above 
Piers  Myagh,  who  being  their  townsman  they  could  not  well 
deny  him  that  courtesy.  They  say  that  they  saiv  James  Myagh, 
the  priest,  in  Burdeux,  and  left  him  at  their  coming  down  to 
the  Poll-hed.  They  never  heard  from  him  nor  any  other  that 
he  had  the  title  of  Bishop  of  Cork,  for  they  were  not  desirous  to 
have  any  traffic  with  him.  They  saw  no  other  priest  nor  friar 
of  their  country  there.  They  say  that  they  neither  brought 
any  books  nor  letters  over  with  them  to  any  man  whatsoever, 
nor  'message  by  woQ^d  of  mouth,  for  they  knetv  the  danger 
thereof. 

For  news,  they  say  that  Monsieur  Scrrelly,  the  Chancellor 
of  Paris,  his  son,  went  through  Burdeux,  toiuards  Spain,  in 
ambassade,  to  present  the  King  of  Spain's  daughter  from  his 
m.aster,  the  King  of  France,  with  a  carcaiiett,  valued  at  three 
hundred  thousand  ducats,  as  a  new  year's  gift.  They  say  that 
within  a  fortnight  after  they  saw  another  ambassador  out  of 
Spain  come  to  Burdeux,  and  so  going  on  to  the  French  Court, 
■with  three  fair  white  Naple's  horses  of  a  very  great  price,  as  a 
present  to  the  French  King.  They  say  that  the  said  r)iarriage 
is  concluded  by  general  voice. 

They  say  that  the  Duke  Vandoma,  coming  out  of  Brittany 
to  Paris  upon  the  King's  letter,  was  there  really  entertained 
by  the  King  and  the  Queen  Regent,  and  durimg  his  abode 
there,  by  direction  sent  clown  from  the  King,  the  great  castle  of 
Blenett  and  three  other  great  forts  in  Brittany  {where  Vandoma 
was  governor)  were  quite  razed  down  to  the  ground,  of  ivhich 
work  they  say  there  are  many  and  several  reports  in  France, 
(kc. — Ex''.  Bom.  Sarsfelde. 

Pp.  2.  Endd. :  "  The  examination  of  Piers  Myagh,  and  of 
two  merchants  of  Cork,  1614." 

42.         James  Myagh  to  his  brother  Garrett  Myagh. 

Came  hither  upon  the  7th  of  June  from  Loreto,  and  has 
done  his  business  here  to  his  own  content  and  will  depart,  God 
willing,  for  home  with  all  speed  if  he  go  not  unto  Napoles  to 
pass  away  this  heat  until  mid  August,  which  he  will  know 
to-m^rrotu  of  certain    by  Mr.   Mead's  letter  from  Napoles. 


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1615. 


March  21. 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  11. 


March  22. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  394, 


His  brother  Pirris  (Pierse)  has  made,  great  suit  to  be  received 
in  the  order  of  the  Gapuoines,  and  wrote  unto  his  colonel  for 
a  testimonial  of  his  birth,  but  hears  he  is  not  received.  If  he 
be  not,  luill,  by  God's  grace,  bring  him  unto  Ireland:  He  is  %n 
Luca  or  Bologna.  From  Bologna  he  wrote  his  last  letter, 
where  he  studies.  He  writes  a  fair  hand.  Has,  God  be  thanked, 
effected  by  the  favour  of  his  good  friends  many  business  to  his 
own  credit  and  his  brother's  profit  as  much  as  he  deserved,  and 
leaves  friends  to  effect  one  thing  that  is  in  his  mimd,  which 
he  hopes  to  obtain  in  time,  and  has  another  ccs  good  almost  as 
that.  Prays  to  be  commended  to  Edm.  Coppinger  and  Cat 
Brughis,  Eleanor,  and  her  daughters  Christian,  Cat,  and  Anne. 
Cat  and  Hanna  Cop)pinger,  and  Willicum  Sersfeld,  Thomas 
Sersfeld,  John  Coppinger,  and  John  Welshe,  his  aunt  Margaret 
Myaghe,  Walter  Coppinge,  John  Burgas,  Donnel  M'Art,  Brien 
M'Owen,  whose  business  I  leave  here,  andtuill  be  effected  by  my 
letter  out  of  Ireland  to  poor  John  Tober,  unto  whom  now  he 
toill  be  able  to  do  some  content.  To  Claden  (?)  and  his  Mr.,  to 
Arthior  SJdddy,  Honest  James  Gould,  and,  above  all,  to  Father 
William  Farris.  Is  ready  to  depart,  and  ivill  be  with  them  in 
September  or  October,  from  Rome  the  1st  of  Jtdy  1614. 

Signed :  Your  loving  brother.  Commend  me  tmto  Mr.  Thomas 
F.  Ceroid ;  commend  me  unto  the  felhers  all,  and  to  Robert 
Tyrry  and  his  tuife  Eleanor  and  my  uncles,  arul  to  Anne 
Sarsfeld,  and  to  James  Tyrry  and  Stephen. 

P.  1.  Add. :  "  To  his  loving  brother,  Mr.  Garrett  Myagh, 
merchant  at  Cork."    Endd. 

43.  Lord  Deputy  to  Winwood. 

Is  advertised  that  James  Meagh,  the  priest,  is  landed  ;  he 
came,  no  doubt,  in  the  same  ship  with  his  brother.  He 
reports  that  Tyrone,  with  other  fugitives,  are  preparing  to 
come  with  forces  into  this  kingdom  to  regain  their  lost  patri- 
monies, and  to  gain  to  those  of  the  Church  of  Rome  the  free 
exercise  of  their  religion.  This  news  is  pleasing  and  welcome 
unto  a  people  so  discontented  and  unconstant.  What  effects 
it  wiU  produce  they  may  better  foresee  than  prevent.  Will 
do  his  best  to  get  him,  and  some  others  as  bad  as  himself, 
apprehended,  but  they  are  so  watchful  and  have  so  many 
friends  that  they  will  hardly  light  upon  them.  Doubts  not 
but  His  Majesty  has  good  espial  upon  these  fugitives,  and  will 
either  prevent  their  coming  or  enable  the  Government  to 
encounter  them  upon  their  landing.  Without  such  care  much 
will  be  left  to  hazard.— Dublin,  21  March  1614-15. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

44.  Chichestee  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council. 

In  answer  to  their  letters  of  20th  of  last  month,  concern- 
ing an  order  he  had  shortly  before  made  in  favour  of  the 
British  undertakers  and  other  inhabitants  of  the  escheated 
lands  in  Ulster,  relieving  them  from  the  payment  of  certain 


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tithes  in  kind,  which  some  represented  to  their  Lordships  as 
done  out  of  his  want  of  affection  towards  the  Church,  he  may 
truly  say  of  himself  that  he  has  wished  to  have  this  poor 
church  planted  with  ministers  of  the  Gospel,  and  that  he  has 
always^cherished  their  profession,  and  done  more  for  them  than 
for  any  other  sort  of  men  besides. 

Confesses  that  when  he  first  heard  some  of  the  Ulster 
prelates  maintain  it  here  that  by  the  project  of  plantation  the 
tithe-milk,  among  some  other  like  innovations,  was  due  and 
payable  to  the  ministers  there,  he  truly  held  it  a  position  more 
zealous  and  sharp  than  moderate  and  cautious,  and  he  wiU 
here  trouble  their  Lordships  with  these  few  of  his  many 
reasons. 

First,  he  knew  that  this  manner  of  tithing  was  not  general 
in  all  the  King's  dominions  no  more  than  it  was  ever  heard  of 
or  at  least  exacted  in  this  realm  until  now ;  besides,  if  their 
Lordships  had  a  prospect  of  the  country,  they  would  easily  see 
that  it  was  never  possible  to  be  otherwise  than  it  is  at  this 
day  in  parishes  of  great  extent  without  any  towns  or  certain 
habitations  of  people  generally  (more  than  some  of  the  new 
planters  have  lately  made  for  themselves),  and  those  also  so 
broken  in  sunder  with  rivers,  bogs,  woods,  and  mountains  as 
are  not  easily  passable. 

Again,  the  ministers  are  non-residents  for  the  most  part  as 
having  few  churches  in  repair  nor  houses  to  dwell  in,  nor  do 
they  endeavour  to  build  them  any ;  yet,  nevertheless,  intend- 
ing their  own  profit  most  among  the  Irish  (who  first  com- 
plained of  this  new  tithing,  and  were  animated  by  some  of 
the  undertakers,  no  doubt),  they  farmed  their  tithe-milk  to 
certain  kerne,  bailiff's  errant,  and  such  like  extortionate 
people,  who  took  the  same  rudely,  to  the  extreme  displeasure 
of  the  poor  people  whose  daily  food  and  blood  it  is,  and  with 
like  envy  to  the  ministers  of  the  Gospel  and  their  profession. 

When  he  first  heard  of  this  manner  of  tithing,  before  the 
people  were  persuaded  to  it  and  conformable,  he  doubted  if  it 
could  be  fitly  called  the  planting  of  religion  and  advancement 
of  the  Chiu'ch  as  many  do ;  and  sure  he  is  that,  whilst  some 
of  them  strove  to  get  those  things  into  their  hands  incon- 
siderately, they  foresaw  not  the  peril  in  which  they  engaged 
themselves  and  others ;  for  one  minister  was  pitifully  mur- 
thered,  with  44  wounds  about  him,  for  that  cause,  and  another 
lay  person  was  slain  in  defence  of  a  minister,  his  master. 

Again,  of  later  times,  he  has  been  advertised  of  sundry 
other  outrages  committed  by  priests  and  their  abettors  against 
the  ministers  in  some  other  places  also  (so  far  has  hatred 
increased  against  them),  insomuch  that  there  are  six  or  seven 
score  people  so  engaged  already  in  these  villainies  that  they 
hold  no  place  safe  for  them,  but  the  woods  and  mountains 
where  they  now  stand  upon  their  keeping  in  several  parties. 

On  the  other  hand,  seminary  priests  and  Jesuits,  waiting  for 
doubtful  changes  and  chances  of  time,  are  still  ready  to  work 


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March  23. 

GraDt  Book. 


March  25. 

Fhilad.  P., 
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upon  the  ill-affected  multitude,  incensing  them  to  entrap  and 
oppress  the  ministers,  how  thej^  can,  so  that  it  is  no  longer 
safe  for  them,  especially  in  Ulster,  to  stray  much  abroad  with- 
out guards  and  convoys,  if  they  have  to  travel. 

Soon  after  the  first  noise  of  these  things  there  came  to  him 
Captain  Turlogh,  the  son  of  Sir  Art  O'Neil,  and  Con  M'Tur- 
loo-h  O'Neil,  two  principal  gentlemen  of  their  sept,  one  of  the 
county  of  Tyrone  and  the  other  of  Armagh,  expressly  em- 
ployed by  the  country  to  complain  of  grievances,  and  on  their 
own  behalf  also,  to  show  how  one  of  them  had  been  com- 
mitted to  prison,  and  many  other  men,  by  one  Dawson  and 
others,  the  Lord  Primate's  officers  (but  without  his  Lordship's 
knowledge)  for  light  causes,  to  wring  money  out  of  them. 

Appeals  to  their  Lordships  whether  it  was  not  high  time  for 
him  to  interfere  and  make  provision  for  the  favour  of  this 
cause,  and  for  the  safety  of  the  whole  ministry. 

He  encloses  a  copy  of  his  order  ^  to  show  that  it  is  but 
temporary,  and  that  however  they  shall  be  able  hereafter  to 
enjoy  the  benefit  of  this  tithing,  the  church  and  clergy  of 
Ulster  is  at  this  day  far  otherwise  provided  for  than  this 
kingdom  has  ever  known  before. 

Prays  their  Lordships  to  believe  that  his  act  proceeded  of  a 
good  intention. — Castle  of  Dublin,  22  March  1614. 

Pp.  21.     Copy. 

45.  Commission  to  Lord  Chichestee. 

Commission  to  Arthur  Lord  Chichester,  Lord  Deputy  of 
Ireland,  to  file  certain  bills  agreed  upon  in  Parliament,  held  in 
Ireland.     Grant  Book,  p.  127. 

46.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Has  changed  his  resolution  concerning  the  dissolving  of 
Parliament  of  next  session.  It  shall  depend  upon  the  good 
or  ill  success  of  the  bill  of  subsidy  now  transmitted.  If  by 
his  good  endeavours  he  (Chichester)  shall  procure  the  passing 
thereof,  then  the  Parliament  is  to  be  prorogued  to  some  day 
certain  in  the  next  winter  quarter  between  Michaelmas  and 
Easter,  as  Chichester  shall  appoint. 

But  if  he  should  perceive  that  the  subsidy  biU  is  not 
likely  to  pass  he  is  then  to  dissolve  Parliament  without 
any  further  prorogation  or  adjournment.  And  whereas,  on 
the  first  summons  of  the  Parliament,  he  (the  King)  had  called 
by  writ  the  Earl  of  Abercorn,  Lord  Audley,  Lord  Ochiltree, 
and  Lord  Burley  to  attend  the  Parliament,  which  they  have 
neglected  to  do,  Chichester  is  to  inform  them  that  the  King 
dispenses  with  their  services  there  if  he  (Chichester)  should 
find  any  of  them  disposed  to  attend. — Westminster,  26  March 
1615. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 

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J  615. 

March  25. 

Philad.  p., 

vol.  2,  p.  312. 


March  25. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  314. 


47.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

As  Chichester  has  been  unable  to  settle,  pursuant  to  the 
commission  given  to  him,  the  disputes  for  precedency  which 
have  arisen  between  the  Viscounts  Gormanston,  Barry,  and 
Roche,  and  betwixt  the  Barons  of  Slane,  Courcy,  Lixnaw,  and 
others,  through  the  late  discontinuance  of  Parliament  there, 
he  is,  with  the  aid  of  the  Council,  to  qualify  their  disputes 
and  settle  the  differences  temporarily,  so  as  that  the  business 
of  Parliament  be  not  interrupted,  placing  them  as  they  find 
them  placed  on  the  Parliament  roll  in  Sir  John  Perrott's 
government,  or  other  rolls  of  the  best  credit  there,  without 
prejudice  to  their  rights,  and  to  let  them  know  that  the  lords 
who  shall  not  be  satisfied  with  the  present  order  shall  be  heard 
over  there  next  Trinity  or  Michaelmas  term,  or  other  fit  time 
as  Chichester  shall  appoint,  before  the  King's  Commissioners' 
Marshal. — Westminster,  25  March,  in  the  12th  year  of  the 


reign. 
P.  U. 


Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.    Endd. 


March  25. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.30,Nos.  64,  fiS. 


48.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Having  for  divers  years  past  allowed  the  pay  of  a  company 
of  100  soldiers,  with  a  captain  and  officers,  to  be  converted  to 
the  building  of  a  wall  about  the  town  of  Knockfergus,  and 
after  the  finishing  of  that  work  directed  that  the  pay  of  50  of 
the  said  soldiers  should  be  converted  to  raising  of  a  company, 
to  be  under  the  command  of  Sir  Arthur  Savage,  and  the  pay 
of  the  other  50  laid  out  in  repairing  the  Castle  Knockfergus, 
it  is  now  his  royal  pleasure  that  the  pay  of  the  said  last  50 
be  employed  in  raising  another  company  of  foot,  to  be  under 
the  command  of  Sir  Charles  Wilmot. — Westminster,  25  March, 
in  the  12th  year  of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

49.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Acknowledges  the  care  and  industry  of  Sir  Josias  Bod  ley 
and  his  men  in  the  accurate  and  orderly  survey  they  have 
lately  made  of  the  Ulster  plantation  by  his  (the  King's), 
command,  and  having  "  examined,  viewed,  and  reviewed  with 
our  own  eye  every  part  thereof  "  he  is  discontented  at  the 
slow  progress  of  that  plantation ;  some  few  only  of  the  servi- 
tors and  natives  having  as  yet  performed  the  conditions  of 
the  plantation ;  the  rest  (for  the  greater  part)  having  either 
done  nothing  at  all,  or  so  little,  or  by  reason  of  the  slightness 
thereof  to  so  little  purpose,  that  the  work  seems  rather  to  be 
forgotten  by  them,  and  to  perish  under  their  hand  than  to  be 
advanced,  some  having  begun  to  build  and  not  planted,  others 
begun  to  plant  and  not  build,  and  all  of  them  in  general 
retaining  the  Irish  style,  the  avoiding  of  which  was  with  him 
(the  King)  the  fundamental  reason  of  that  plantation.  Has 
made  a  collection  of  the  names  of  the  defaulters,  which  he 
shall  retain  as  a  memorial,  and  they  shall  be  sure  to  feel  the 
eflfects  of  his  displeasure  as  there  shall  be  occasion. 


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PMlad.  p., 

vol.  2,  p.  310. 


March  26. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  397. 


If  he  had  been  as  overgreedy  of  his  profit  as  some  of  them, 
he  might  have  converted  these  large  territories  of  escheated 
lands  to  the  increase  of  his  revenue  ;  but  he  chose,  rather  for 
the  safety  of  that  country  and  for  the  civilizing  of  that  people, 
to  part  with  them  at  extreme  under  value,  and  to  make  a  plan- 
tation of  them.  Consequently  he  may,  without  breach  of 
justice,  make  bold  with  their  rights  who  have  neglected  a 
service  of  so  much  importance  to  him,  and  reserve  the  lands 
of  those  who  have  neglected  to  perform  the  articles  of  planta- 
tion, and  bestow  them  upon  worthier  men.  And,  though  the 
time  is  long  since  expired  for  completing  their  contract,  yet 
in  his  grace,  and  that  they  may  be  the  more  inexcusable  if 
they  fail  in  their  duties  thereafter,  he  assigns  them  a  further 
time,  to  the  last  day  of  August  come  twelvemonths,  1616,  which 
shall  be  final  and  peremptory  to  them,  and  when  he  is  deter- 
mined to  seize  into  his  hands  the  lands  of  any  men  whatsoever, 
without  respect  of  persons,  whether  he  be  a  British  under- 
taker, servitor,  or  native,  that  shall  be  found  defective  in 
performing  the  articles  of  plantation.  After  that  limit  of 
time  Sir  Josias  Bodley  shall  take  a  particular  survey  of  the 
plantation  as  it  then  stands,  and  he  (Chichester)  .shall  seize 
into  the  King's  hand  the  proportions  of  those  by  him  certified 
as  defaulters. 

And  that  no  man  may  pretend  ignorance  of  what  is  ex- 
pected of  him.  Sir  Josias  Bodley  is  to  take  a  review  of  his' 
last  survey,  and  shall  signify  to  the  Londoners,  and  every 
undertaker,  servitor,  and  native,  their  several  defects  and 
omissions,  that  they  may  be  all  reformed  or  performed  against 
the  next  survey  which  he  (the  King)  has  appointed  to  be 
taken  of  the  plantation  there. — Westminster,  25  March,  the 
13th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  2.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

At  foot  in  large  sprawling  hand  is  the  following : — 

"  My  Lord  in  this  service  I  expect  that  zeal  and  upright- 
ness that  you  will  spare  no  flesh,  English  or  Scottish ; 
for  no  private  man's  worth  is  able  to  counterbalance  the 
perpetual  safety  of  a  kingdom,  which  this  plantation 
being  well  accomplished  will  procure." 

50.        The  King  to  Chichester. 
Copy  of  the  foregoing  letter. 

Endd.  by  Chichester :  "  This  postscript  was  written  in  the 
original  with  His  Majesty's  own  hand,  which  I  have  left  with 
the  Lords  Justices  to  be  executed  according  to  his  princely 
directions." 

51.  LOEDS   OF  THE   COUNCIL  to   ChICHESTEE. 

Will  perceive  that  the  King  has  thought  fit  to  make  stay 
altogether  of  the  Act  for  the  increase  of  trade  and  commerce, 
and  to  reduce  the  Act  concerning  the  natives  to  another  form 
than  as  it  came  from  thence,  although  it  be  drawn  upon  the 
frame  of  the  other  bill,  and  therefore  cannot  be  otherwise 


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taken  than  as  warranted  by  Poyning's  Act.  Upon  consulta- 
tion with  those  of  His  Ma-iesty's  servants  here,  who  have  been 
best  acquainted  with  the  government  there  in  respect  of  the 
places  they  formerly  held  in  that  kingdom,  held  it  unneces- 
sary to  have  any  new  authority  given  for  the  erection  of  new 
ports  and  havens  in  Ireland,  as  well  in  respect  of  the  number 
on  all  the  coasts,  and  particularly  in  the  north,  and  fitly 
enough  situated  and  dispersed,  so  that  the  addition  of  the  new 
would  prejudice  the  old,  as  also,  for  the  increased  charge  of 
officers,  the  revenue  would  be  eaten  out.  If  at  any  time  it 
should  be  thought  fit  to  erect  a  new  port,  there  is  no  question 
but  it  may  be  done  by  His  Majesty's  prerogative  without  Act 
of  Parliament.  For  another  main  point  of  that  biU,  which  is 
the  restraint  of  fishing  by  strangers  upon  the  coasts  of  that 
kingdom,  there  are  reasons  of  State  that  induce  them  to 
resolve  that  at  this  time  it  be  forborne,  especially  as  it  is  a 
thing  His  Majesty  may  do  by  his  prerogative  without  Act  of 
Parliament.  So  that  these  two  being  the  principal  and  most 
important  parts' of  that  bill  His  Majesty  has  been  pleased  to 
make  stay  of  the  same. 

For  the  second  Act  the  chief  reason  of  the  alteration  was 
that  the  repeal  of  statutes  was  general  without  reciting  the 
statutes  in  particular,  which  in  all  cases  of  weight  is  no  better 
than  walking  in  the  dark';  so  much  more  in  this  case,  as  they 
were  informed  that  the  printed  book  of  Statutes  of  Ireland, 
which  they  have  in  that  kingdom,  is  no  perfect  register  of  all 
the  Acts  there,  but  that  there  be  many  public  Acts  in 
the  records  there  not  printed  in  the  book.  His  Majesty 
therefore  directed  that  the  Acts  in  the  printed  book  should 
be  considered,  particularly  such  as  import  any  disablement 
of  the  natives  there.  And  if  His  Majesty,  finding  that 
the  disabilities  there  were  of  two  kinds,  one  concerning 
matters  of  commerce,  conversation,  marriage,  fostering,  and 
other  kinds  of  like  private  actions  of  social  life,  and 
the  other  concerning  the  bearing  of  office,  and  that,  but  in 
a  few  particulars,  and  those  for  the  most  part  on  grounds  of 
weight,  he  conceived  that  the  former  of  these  should  in  due 
time  be  repealed,  being  in  efiect  merely  hostile  and  no  ways 
agreeable  with  that  obedience  and  loyalty  wherein  he  holdeth 
the  whole  body  of-  his  subjects  there ;  but  for  the  latter  he 
reserves  them  for  reasons  of  State  unto  a  more  fulness  of  time. 
Nevertheless,  if  he  (Chichester)  should  find  upon  the  records 
there  any  other  acts  of  the  former  nature,  and  wiU  transmit 
some  Act  for  their  repeal,  His  Majesty  will  graciously  consider 
thereof.— Whitehall,  26  March  1626. 

Signed :  G.  Cant,,  T.  EUesmere,  Cane,  T.  SuffiDlke,  Lenox, 
Notingham,  K.  Somerset,  Pembroke,  Fenton,  W.  Knollys, 
Kaphe  Winwood,  Fulk  Grevyll,  Jul.  Csesar,  Thos,  Parry, 
Thos.  Lake. 

Pp.  2.  Add.  Endd. :  "  Of  the  26  of  March  1615,  from 
the  Lords  of  the  Council  of  the  bills  of  Parlyament  returned 
by  Mr.  SoUicitor."— Re.  the  21st  of  Aprill. 


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1615. 
March  26. 

Docquet  Book, 
March  26. 


March  28. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol,  62,  No.  190. 


March  28. 

Philad  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  399. 


52.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Letter  to  the  Lord  Deputy  that  the  pay  of  50  soldiers 
lately  employed  to  repair  Knockfergus  should  be  employed 
in  raising  a  company  of  50  foot,  the  commander  thereof  to  be 
Sir  Chaiies  Wilmot. 

Docquet. 

53.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  King's  Counsel. 
Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of  Master 

Gunner,  void  by  the  death  of  William  Williams,  to  Thomas 
Cave.— Dublin,  March  28,  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Orig.     Endd. 

54.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

His  Majesty's  extraordinary  grace  in  mitigating  the  strict- 
ness of  the  first  scheme  for  the  plantation  in  Wexford  deserved 
a  more  obedient  conformity  to  the  new  settlement  than  the 
inhabitants  of  the  Murroughs,  and  the  other  territories  to  be 
planted,  as  some  of  them  have  as  it  seems  yet  shown.  But  as 
it  is  now  plain  that  they  are  carried  with  an  obstinate  pride 
and  determination  to  oppose  all  orders  that  cross  their  own 
wilful  appetites,  and  as  it  is  not  their  clamour  or  perverseness 
that  can  divert  His  Majesty's  resolution  to  have  the  last  pro- 
ject precisely  put  in  execution,  grounded  as  it  is  both  in  justice 
and  honour,  so  necessary  for  His  Majesty's  service  and  so 
favourable  to  them.  And  as  it  appears  that  Walter  Sjmnot 
has  been  the  principal  author  of  this  disobedience,  whose  im- 
pudence has  been  such  as  falsely  to  deny  his  submission  here 
on  behalf  of  himself  and  the  rest  to  whatever  His  Majesty  or 
this  board  should  set  down  touching  the  plantation  in  question. 
And  moreover  has,  with  like  shameless  falsehood  of  set  purpose, 
mis-reported  his  (Chichester's)  speeches  to  his  countrymen 
with  an  ill  purpose,  as  by  the  sequel  has  appeared.  He  is  to  call 
the  said  Synnot  before  him  and  to  commit  him  to  prison  until 
he  see  and  acknowledge  his  fault.  And  for  the  rest,  as  Sir 
John  King  and  Sir  John  Blennerhasset,  the  late  commissioners 
there,  have  reported  that  divers  of  them  are  well  inclined  to 
submit  to  His  Majesty's  pleasure,  their  names  are  to  be 
noticed,  and  favourable  consideration  had  of  them  in  distribut- 
ing the  lands.  And  as  His  Majesty's  gracious  attempt  to 
content  the  inhabitants  has  rather  bred  in  many  of  them  an 
increased  animosity  than  any  conformity,  he  (Chichester)  to 
send  for  the  most  factious  and  refractory,  and  to  restrain  them 
likewise  of  their  liberty,  as  he  shall  do  to  Synnot  for  so 
audaciously  presuming,  contrary  to  their  own  warrant  and 
authority  given  to  their  solicitor  there,  now  to  disclaim  and 
refuse  to  perform  that  which,  by  their  (the  Lords)  order,  and 
His  Majesty's  command,  so  enjoined  ;  with  regard  to  the  clause 
in  their  last  instructions,  that  in  casQ  the  natives  should  refuse 
to  surrender  His  Majesty  would  adhere  to  his  first  project,  and 
every  man  should  stand  on  the  strength  of  his  own  patent, 


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29 


1615. 


April  1. 

York  House, 

Carte  Papers, 

Tol.  62,  No.  320. 


April  1. 

Grant  Book, 

April  1. 


April  3. 

Grant  Book, 
April  3. 


April  3. 

Grant  Book, 

April  3. 


April  3. 

Grant  Book, 

April  3. 


April  3. 

MSS.  Trin.  Coll., 

Dub.,  F.  3,  15. 


and  the  rest  of  the  lands  for  which  there  were  no  patent 
should  be  divided  and  passed  by  patent  to  those  of  British 
birth,  and  all  sides  left  to  the  law,  but  in  the  meantime  the 
possession  to  continue  in  the  natives ;  they  explain  that  by 
the  possession  (which  Chichester  understood  to  be  meant  only 
of  those  lands  of  which  no  patents  were  yet  passed,  and  not 
that  the  patentees  who  had  already  gained  possession  should 
deliver  the  same  up  again  to  the  natives  as  the  other  side  do 
interpret)  they  meant  that  the  natives  who  were  in  possession 
should  be  continued,  and  those  who  had  lost  it  should  be 
restored  till  evicted  by  due  course  of  law. — Whitehall,  28 
March  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  S.  Suffolke,  Lenox, 
Raphe  Winwood,  Fulk  Grey,  Tho.  Parry,  Jul.  Csesar,  Tho. 
Lake. 

Pp.  21.     Add.     Endd. 

55.  Lord  (Chancelloe)  Ellesmere  to  Sir  John  Davis. 
Has  received  his  letters,  sends  best  wishes  for  his  good  speed 

in  his  parliament  service. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Add. 

56.  Commission  to  Receive  Accounts. 

Commission  to  the  Lord  Chancellor  and  others  to  receive 
the  accounts  of  Sir  Thomas  Ridgway,  Bart.,  concerning  the 
treasurership  of  wars  in  Ireland. 

Ch^ant  Book,  p.  158. 

57.  Commission  to  Levy  Debts  to  the  Crown. 
Commission  to  ask  Lord  Chichester  and  others  to  gather  in 

all  debts  as  were  due  in  Ireland  to  Henry  VIII.,  Edward  VI., 
Queen  Mary,  and  Queen  Elizabeth,  and  to  James  I.,  with  power 
of  instalment. 

Grant  Booh,  p.  157. 

58.  Commission  for  Sale  of  Lands. 

Commission  to  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  and  others  to 
sell  entailed  and  concealed  lands  there,  with  certain  exceptions. 
Grant  Book,  p.  158. 

59.  Commission  to  lease  Lands. 

Commission  to  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  and  others  to 
lease  lands  there  for  21  years  or  under,  to  take  surrenders,  and 
to  compound  for  wards  and  marriages. 

Grant  Book,  p.  159. 

60.  Examination  of  Dermot  Oge  M'Donne  taken  before  the 

Lord  of  Meath,  Sir  Toby  Caufeild,  Captain  Dodding- 
ton,  and  Francis  Annesly,  the  3rd  of  April  1615. 
About  a  fortnight  after  the  summer  assizes  held  at  Dun- 
gannon,  A.D.  1614,  deponent,  with  one  Dermot  M'Redmond 


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1615. 

Moyle  in  his  company,  came  to  the  house  of  Art  Oge  M'Don- 
nel  O'Neil,  chanceably  a  time  when  they  were  at  mass. 
They  found  the  door  shut  and  two  men  keeping  the  door, 
called  Hugh  Moynagh  M'Gilpatrick  and  Hugh  Moynagh 
M'Art,  who  knows  this  deponent  and  his  companion,  and  let 
them  into  the  house,  where  they  found  the  Friar  O'MuUarky 
saying  mass,  who  was  lately  come  thither  out  of  Tyrconnell. 
The  hearers  were  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neile,  Arte  Oge  O'Neile^ 
M'Donell,  and  his  two  brothers,  Owen  M'Phelomys,  Sheely  ny  ■ 
Hosye,  wife  to  the  said  Arte,  "  Ould "  Donel  O'Neile,  father 
to  the  said  Arte,  and  the  priest  M'Murpheu. 

Examinate  only  stayed  within  to  say  his  prayers,  and  came 
out  of  the  house  within  a  little  while,  and  Cormac  M'Redmond 
Moyle  followed  him  soon  after. 

At  this  deponent's  going  out  of  the  house,  the  priest  M'Mur- 
pheu called  him  saying,  "  Dermot,  you  make  very  much  haste 
out  of  the  house  ? "  Deponent  answered  him  that  he  had 
some  business  without,  and  that  he  would  stay  no  longer  in 
the  company. 

"  It  is  no  matter,"  said  the  priest, "  whether  ever  we  see  any 
of  thy  master's  men  or  not,"  meaning  the  King's,  as  this 
deponent  expounded  it.  "  Then,"  said  Brian  Crossagh  (which 
this  deponent  overheard)  "  we  shall  answer  for  this  another 
day." 

Then  this  examinate  went  his  way  with  Cormac  M'Redmond 
Moyle  towards  the  house  of  Brian  Crossagh,  and  on  the  way 
met  Owen  M'Ferdoragh  Ony  Maguire,  who,  after  some  short 
communication,  they  telling  him  what  they  were  doing  at 
Art  Oge's  house,  went  along  in  their  company  towards  the 
house  of  Brian  Crossagh  ;  but  before  they  got  to  his  house  Brian 
himself  overtook  them,  and  said  to  this  examinate  that  "  they 
did  ill  to  flee  from  their  God's  service." 

Examinate  answered,  "  they  did  not  flee  from  God's  service, 
but  from  the  trouble  of  the  world,  which  he  had  la.tely  tasted  of" 

And  said  further  to  Brian,  "  if  thou  wilt  give  me  a  bueing  ^ 
to  be  thy  friend,  I  will  give  thee  a  bueing  to  be  my  friend." 

Then  Brian  answered,  "  he  would  take  no  bueing  of  him," 
but  presently  gave  him  his  sword,  bidding  him  say,  if  he  were 
asked  how  he  came  by  it,  that  he  got  it  at  play ;  whereupon 
this  deponent,  taldng  the  sword,  said  he  would  refuse  nothing 
that  came  to  him  in  God's  name. 

And  so  taking  his  leave,  he,  with  Cormac  M'Redmond 
Moyle  and  Owen  M'Ferdoragh  Boy,  went  to  the  house  of  one 
Brian  Maguire,  which  was  not  far  off,  where  they  had  not 
stayed  long,  but  Brian  O'Neile  sent  for  them  to  come  back 
again,  and  on  their  way  this  examinate  said  to  his  companion, 
"  I  am  afraid  Brian  will  take  the  sword  from  me,  and  there- 
fore I  will  hide  it,"  and  so  left  it  in  a  farmer's  house  called 

1  Bieng,  Bying, — a  gift  to  conciliate  favour,  or  to  induce  an  engagement.  See 
"Vocabulary  of  Irish  terms  in  State  Papers  of  Henry  VIII.,  vol.  3,  p.  S88,  and 
the  passages  in  the  text  there  referred  to. 


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1615. 


Gillenelfe  M'Rogan,  who  can  witness  it,  telling  him  he  won  it 
of  Brian  Crossagh  at  play. 

At  his  return  to  Brian's  house  he  found  Brian  and  his  wife 
on  a  bed  of  rushes,  and  Brian  called  to  him  and  bade  him  sit 
down,  which  this  examinate  did,  leaning  his  back  to  a  speere 
or  division  of  wattles  made  in   the   house,  which,  looking 
through,  he  might  espy  the  Friar  O'Mullarky  on  the  other 
side  of  the  said  wall ;  and  when  Brian  perceived  that  he  had 
espied  the  friar,  he  said  in  jest  to  him,  "  Take  heed,  there  is 
something  will  hurt  thee,"  to  which  he  answered  he  would 
"  not  willingly  be  hurt."     Then  the  friar  spake  likewise  in 
jest  saying,  "  If  I  were  a  bull-beggar  I  would  eat  thee ;"  and 
then  turning  his  speech  into  earnest  said,  "  If  I  .did  not  think 
thou .  would  be  of  my  counsel  I  would  cut  off  thy  head." 
Then  Brian  rose  from  his  bed  and  said,  "  Tarry  until  I  have 
talked  with  him ; "   and  so  went  out  of  doors,  taking  this 
examinate  with  him,  and  said  unto  him,  "  Dermot,  thou  hast 
been  a  servitor  for  the  King,  and  hast  brought  many  men 
to  gTeat  trouble  and  some  to  their  deaths.      Let  me  see  what 
thou  has  got  by  it  ?     If  thou  shouldest  serve  for  five  years 
more  and  cut  off  many  more,  thou  shouldest  have  nothing, 
but  in  the  end  be   hanged   for   thy  labour.      I  was  at  the 
assizes  the  other  day,  and   Justice    Aungier   was   ready  to 
revile  me  like  a  churl,  if  I  did  but  look  awry,  and  the  other 
black  judge  would  lean  his  head  upon  one  shoulder  to  see 
if  he  could  espy  any  occasion  to  hang  me.     I  will  not,  by 
my  good  will,  ever  come  among  them  any  more,  and  if  thou 
wilt  take  my  counsel  I  shall  have  no  occasion  to  think  my 
sword  ill  bestowed." 

Upon  those  speeches  Art  Oge  O'Neile  came  out,  and  with 
him  Owen  M'Ferdorah  Boy  and  Cormac  M'Redmond  Moyle, 
and  then  Brian  said  to  this  examinate  and  the  rest  that  they 
had  been  servitors  formerly,  but  now  if  they  would  take  his 
counsel,  he  would  bring  them  to  better  service ;  and  if  they 
would  take  his,  he  would  take  theirs. 

And  further  said,  "  You  are  all  gentlemen  :  I  know  if  you 
gave  me  your  word  you  will  not  break  with  [me] ;  and  if  you 
will  be  my  counsel,  we  will  get  many  more  of  our  party,  and 
for  your  better  assurance  Edward  O'Mullarky  shall  make  the 
order  for  yoiir  reward-." 

Then  said  this  examinate,  "  Let  me  know  first  what  you 
mean  to  do,  and  then,  it  may  be,  we  would  be  of  your 
counsel."  Then  said  Owen  M'Ferdoragh  Boy,  "  I  love  my  own 
Lord  well"  (meaning  Conn  Ro.  Maguire),  "yet  I  love  thee 
far  better ;  and  I  have  cause  to  love  thee  because  thou  mar- 
riedst  my  lord's  daughter.  Therefore  if  thou  canst  work 
with  these  gentlemen,  meaning  this  examinate  and  Cormac 
M'Redmond  Moyle,  thou  mayest  be  sure  of  me." 

Then  said  Art  Oge  O'Neile,  "  If  I  durst  trust  thee,  I 
would  quickly  tell  thee  what  we  would  have  thee  do.  But 
I  am  afraid  you  would  betray  us,"  and  with  that  he  went 


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1G15. 

into  the  house  where  the  Friar  Edward  O'Miillarky  was  ;  and 
the  said  Art,  plucking  out  a  little  red  box,  wished  all  the  men 
that  were  at  the  place  from  whence  that  box  came  were  there 
betwixt  that  and  the  church  well  armed,  which  stood  about 
half  a  mile  off,  called  Tullyakteyne,  and  with  that  pulled  out 
a  large  paper  out  of  the  box,  saying,  that  if  they  knew  what 
was  written  in  that  paper  they  would  not  be  afraid  to  take 
their  party  in  the  business  they  went  about ;  "  for,"  said  he, 
"  there  is  not  a  gentleman  in  this  country,  but  his  hand  is  set 
"  to  this  paper  to  take  our  parts." 

Then  they  drank  aqua  vitoi  out  of  a  little  bottle  which  the 
friar  had,  of  extraordinary  aqtui  vitas.  Having  drank,  this 
examinate  with  Owen  M'Ferdoragh  Boy  and  Cormac  M'Red- 
mond  Moyle,  asked  what  business  was  that  they  so  earnestly 
demanded  help  in,  and  what  aids  or  warrant  they  had  to  bring 
their  matter  to  pass.  Then  said  Brian  Crossagh,  "  Is  not  Sir 
Toby's  foster  a  good  warrant  ? "  This  examinate  replying 
asked,  "  What  fosterer  has  Sir  Toby  ?"  They  answered  it  was 
"  Conn  Ro.  M'O'Neil." 

And  Arte  said  further  that  how  long  soever  Sir  Toby  had 
that  fosterer  he  had  much  need  of  him. 

Then  this  examinate  asked,  "  Why  how  do  you  think  you 
can  get  Sir  Toby's  fosterer  that  he  is  so  careful  of." 

Then  Brian  Crossagh  answered  he  was  sure  to  have  him 
whensoever  he  listed  ;  and  that  he  had  a  friend  in  Sir  Toby's 
house  that  was  most  of  his  counsel,  which  had  promised  to 
deliver  the  boy  unto  us.  Cormac  asked  who  was  that  was 
so  near  Sir  Toby  so  much  your  friend,  Art  Oge  said  it  was 
Ned  Drumane  [Drummond  ?].  Then  said  Owen  M'Ferdoragh 
Boy,  it  is  true  that  if  you  have  Ned  Drumane  to  your  friend 
you  may  [be]  sure  to  have  him,  for  Sir  Toby  trusts  him  as 
much  as  he  doth  any  man  about  him.  And  Art  Oge  said 
that  within  a  few  days  he  would  go  to  Charlemont  to  see 
how  forward  Sir  Toby  was  to  go  to  Dublin,  meaning  not  to 
take  away  Conn  until  Sir  Toby  were  gone  to  Parliament,  and 
that  Ned  Drumane  should  bring  him  unto  them,  and  they 
would  keep  him  prisoner  with  them  two  days,  and  then  send 
him  back  to  Sir  Toby  as  if  he  were  in  no  fault.  And  further 
said,  "  If  our  fortunes  be  to  speed  well,  you  shall  have  good 
commands  under  us; -if  not,  we  can  all  go  to  Spain  with  the 
boy  and  be  welcome."  Saying  further,  "  Do  not  you  see  that 
William  Steward,  who  married  my  sister,  if  he  take  our  parts, 
he  being  of  the  best  blood  of  the  Scots,  you  may  be  sure  that 
the  best  of  the  Scots  will  be  with  us,  and  we  make  no  question 
of  William  Steward  but  he  will  join  with  us  whensoever  we 
shall  call  for  him  either  in  Ireland,  or  to  get  us  a  ship  to 
convey  us  away." 

Then  this  examinate  making  a  doubt  that  William  Steward 
was  not  of  their  side,  Brian  Crossagh  took  a  book  and  swore 
by  it  that  William  Steward  had  promised  him.  Art  O'Neile 
took  the  book  and  swore  the  like,  and  so  did  Owen  O'Neile, 


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1615, 


brother  to  the  said.  Art,  and  that  William  Steward's  hand  was 
to  the  writing,  further  telling  and  assuring  them  that  within 
one  month  they  should  hear  of  wars  in  Scotland,  and  that 
Alexander  M' James  M'Surly  Boy  had  set  his  hand  to  the 
writing,  and  that  those  of  Scotland  should  have  begun  the 
wars  first. 

Brian  Crossagh  said  further  that  if  it  had  not  been  for  three 
of  his  friends  that  counselled  him  he  had  not  been  at  the  last 
assizes  at  Dungannon.  Then  this  examinate  and  his  com- 
panions asked  him  how  long  it  would  be  before  they  would 
put  their  plot  into  execution,  and  Brian  answered  that  they 
would  no  longer  stay  than  they  received  an  answer  of  the 
letter  which  the  Friar  O'MuUarky  was  then  writing  to  Alex- 
ander M'Surley  Boy,  which  letter  being  written  they  all  four 
signed  it  before  their  faces,  viz.  : — the  Friar  O'Mullarky,  Brian 
Crossagh  O'Neile,  Art  Oge  O'Neile,  and  Owen  O'Neil,  brother 
to  the  said  Art,  and  then  Brian  Crossagh  put  the  letter  in  his 
pocket.  By  thii  it  was  supper  time,  and  Brian  Crossagh 
swore  that  he  would  eat  no  meat  until  the  friar  had  made 
them  friends  with  Art  Oge,  for  there  had  been  unkindness 
between  them  and  Art  Oge  upon  some  matter  they  had  dis- 
covered to  the  Bishop  of  Meath  of  that  Art  Oge's  intention  to 
take  him  prisoner. 

Then  Edmond  O'Mullarky  ordered  that  Brian  Crossagh  and 
Art  Oge  should  give  this  examinate  and  Owen  M'Fardoragh 
Boy  51.  a-piece,  and  that  they  should  both  go  to  Sir  Toby 
Caulfeild  to  deny  the  information  they  had  given  to  the  Lord 
Bishop  of  Meath.  Owen  M'Fardora  Boy  said  he  durst  not  go 
without  a  protection,  so  that  Art  Oge  sent  one  Hugh  Moynagh 
M'Art  to  the  said  Sir  Toby  for  the  said  warrant  and  protec- 
tion, promising  they  should  discover  some  good  service  for 
His  Majesty.  As  soon  as  Hugh  Moynagh  was  returned  with 
the  protection  and  warrant,  they  both  went  to  Dungannon 
where  they  found  Sir  Toby,  and  Owen  Boy  did  then  and  there 
make  his  denial  in  writing  before  Sir  Toby  touching  the  taking 
of  the  Bishop  of  Meath. 

But  this  examinate  being,  as  he  says,  moved  in  conscience, 
stole  out  of  town  and  performed  not  the  like  as  he  had  pro- 
mised, for  which  Art  Oge  grew  very  much  displeased,  and 
devised  to  murder  him  or  do  him  some  other  mischief  as  here- 
after shall  be  shown. 

About  a  fortnight  afterwards  examinate  was  by  the  devices 
of  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neile  decoyed  to  the  house  of  one  Shane 
O'Dowey  and  Owen  O'Dowey  under  false  pretences,  and 
having  gone  about  a  stone's  cast  within  a  wood  near  the 
house,  being  led  by  one  Phelomy  M'Gillrowney,  one  Patrick 
Oge  O'Murpheu  that  was  lying  in  wait  for  him  fell  upon  him, 
and  then  this  aforesaid  Phellomy  that  enticed  him  into  the 
wood  took  him  by  the  leg  and  pulled  him  down  to  the  ground, 
and  instantly  Art  Oge  came  in  with  Mahown  M'Gillegroom, 
Hugh  Moynagh  M'Art,  Owen  M'Ferdoragh  Boy,  and  Owen 
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1615, 

O'Neile,  brother  to  Art,  all  falling  upon  him.  First  they 
searched  him  and  took  away  from  him  his  ticket  of  his 
pardon,  the  warrant  he  had  gotten  from  Sir  Toby,  and  a  war- 
rant that  the  judge  had  given  him  for  his  safe  coming  to  the 
assizes  at  Dungannon.  Having  taken  those  things  from  him 
Art  Oge  drew  his  shyne  to  have  kilt  him,  but  Patrick  Oge 
M'Murpheu  stayed  him,  wishing  him  not  to  draw  his  blood, 
but  rather  sew  him  up  in  his  mantle  and  leave  him  there. 
So  they  tied  him  with  withies  and  stames,  and  then  fell  to 
council  whether  they  should  kill  him  or  not.  And  he  thinketh 
they  had  killed  him,  but  that  his  gossip  Owen  M'Fardoragh 
Boy  dissuaded  them,  wishing  them  rather  to  send  him  to 
the  jail  and  lay  treason  to  his  charge.  At  which  course  Art 
Oge  was  at  the  last  contented,  making  full  account  Sir  Toby 
would  have  hanged  him  as  soon  as  he  had  brought  him  to 
him.  And  so  this  examinate  was  sent  to  the  jail  and  there 
remains. 

Signed :  George  Midens,  Thoby  Caulfield,  Fran.  Annesley. 

Pp.  5.     Copy. 

April  4.     61.        Lord  Lennox  to  Sie  John  Davys,  Kt. 

™l'^6^2^No'^242  ^^^  written  to   the  Lord  Deputy   concerning  the  alnage 

of  Ireland,  and  sent  him  a  certificate  for  Sir  Henry  Yelver- 
ton,  Kt.,  and  others,  together  with  an  ancient  record  from 
the  Tower,  proving  that  the  subside  and  alnage  of  cloth  is  no 
new  thing  in  Ireland,  and  requests  his  advice  and  assistance. 
—Whitehall,  April  4,  1615. 
P.  1.     Orig.    Add.     Endd. 

April  6.     62,        Walter  Earl  of  Ormond  and  Ossoey  to  the  King. 

vol!  233,^12;  ^^^  entertained  His  Majesty's  recommendation  for  his  re- 

concilement with  Lord  Dingewall,  as  touching  the  doubts 
growing  upon  the  assurance  made  by  his  uncle  to  the  Lord 
Walshe,  Sir  John  Everard,  and  others,  to  the  behoof  of  his 
cousin  the  Lady  Dingewall,  and  although  Lord  Dingwall  has 
not  done  justice  to  his  endeavours  for  effecting  his  inter- 
marriage with  her  (in  performance  of  His  Highness's  pleasure) 
and  although  a  good  part  of  the  land  contained  in  the  former 
assurance  is  subject  to  his  just  claim,  yet  he  will  notwith- 
standing yield  that  the  diiferences  of  that  estate  shall  be  com- 
posed by  arbitration  of  lawyers,  or  of  indifferent  friends 
who  have  judgment  to  determine  of  questions  of  this  difficulty ; 
but  hopes  the  King  will  bind  him  to  this,  if  Lord  Dingwall 
shall  stir  new  doubts  and  not  rest  satisfied.  Professes  his 
submission  and  loyalty. 

Touching  the  settlement  of  his  liberties,  the  judges  are  not 
yet  returned  from  their  circuit,  so  that  the  Lord  Deputy  might 
advise  and  resolve  upon  those  particulars  wherein  His  Highness 
required  to  be  informed.— Caricke,  6  April  1615. 
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1615. 

April  6. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 

YOl.  233,  12. 


April  12. 

PMlad.  P., 

vol.  2,  p.  318. 


April  12. 

Acta  Regia, 

P.E.O., 
Hibernica. 


63.  SiE  R.  Cooke  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

He  counts  his  endeavours  to  form  a  plan  for  the  reductions 
of  His  Majesty's  charge  has  been  hindered  by  the  report  of 
Tyrone's  return.  Refers  to  the  intended  reform  of  abuses  in 
the  Exchequer.  Hears  that  Sir  Dudley  Norton  is  about 
coming  out  to  Ireland.— Dublin,  6  April  1615. 

P-  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

64.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Sir  Richard  Moryson  long  employed  in  the  government  of 
Munster,  first  as  one  of  the  Commissioners  after  the  death  of 
Sir  Henrj-  Brunckard,  and  afterwards  as  Vice-President  under 
Lord  Danvers,  which  he  is  now  to  leave  by  reason  of  Lord 
Danvers'  retirement,  and  the  Earl  of  Thomond's  appointment 
in  his  stead,  whereby  he  is  without  any  manner  of  employment ; 
he  is  to  be  restored  to  the  government  of  Wexford  for  his  pre- 
sent maintenance  to  hold  during  pleasure.  He  is  also  to  have 
a  pension  of  10s.  per  day  during  pleasure,  as  from  Ladyday 
last,  and  for  the  avoiding  of  any  increase  of  charge  the  amount 
he  is  to  be  made  by  defalcation  of  so  many  pays  out  of  wards 
as  (Chichester)  may  deem  suitable  for  that  end,  as  being  of  the 
least  use  there,  the  fort  of  Castlemayne  only  excepted. — 
Westminster,  12  August,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  2.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

65.  The  King  to  Lord  Chichester. 

Finds  no  remedy  for  the  barbarous  manners  of  the  mere 
Irish,  which  keeps  out  the  knowledge  of  literature  and  of 
manual  trades,  to  the  lamentable  impoverishment  and,  indeed, 
destruction  of  that  people,  so  ready  and  feasible  as,  by  first,  by 
settling  a  firm  estate  in  perpetuity  to  such  of  the  present 
inhabitants  as  have  the  best  disposition  to  civility,  who  have 
heretofore  held  them  but  temporarily,  and  subject  to  the 
extortions  and  tyranny  of  their  usurped  chieftains ;  and, 
secondly,  by  intermixing  amongst  them  some  of  the  British  to 
serve  for  examples  and  teach  them  order,  and  settling  them 
in  places  where  by  reason  of  the  King's  title  he  may  place 
them  without  wronging  any  of  his  subjects  there. 

His  own  experience  of  Ulster,  and  the  report  of  others  of 
the  civility  induced  in  other  parts  by  ancient  plantations, 
proves  how  behoofful  is  this  great  work.  And  being  given  to 
understand  of  some  titles  he  has,  as  well  general  as  special,  to 
all  or  part  of  the  territories  called  the  county  of  Longford,  the 
county  of  Leitrim,  and  other  Irish  countries  in  Munster, 
Leinster,  and  Connaught,  the  unsettled  state  of  which  he  (the 
King)  never  hears  of  without  grief  He  (Lord  Chichester)  is 
therefore  by  himself  or  his  chosen  Commissioners  to  inquire 
into  the  King's  title,  the  present  state,  number,  and  condition 
of  the  inhabitants,  the  chiefries  claimed  by  the  chief  pretended 
lords,  and  how  these  chiefries  may  best  be  reduced  and  settled ; 
and  to  report  his  opinion  in  a  business  so  much  importing  the 

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1615. 


[April  13.] 

L-hilad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  402. 


April  13. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  401. 


April  15. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Babliu, 

H.3.,  15. 


welfare  and  safety  of  that  kingdom,  and  the  future  ease  ofhis 
(the  King's)  coffers,  often  heretofore  burdened  with  repressing, 
the  uncivil  humours  of  that  people.— Westminster,  12  April, 
in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pj3.  3|-.     Sigii  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

66.  Petition  of  Sir  Ralph  Sidly. 

Prays  a  direction  to  the.  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  for  their 
assistance  in  levying  the  rents  due  to  him  out  of  his  lands  in 
the  county  of  Longford,  in  the  receipt  of  which  he  was  inter- 
rupted by  the  claims  of  Sir  James  Crichton,  Sir  James  Temple, 
Sir  James  Hamilton,  and  others  to  certain  pensions  out  of  those 
lands,  now  set  aside,  the  rather  as  the  petitioner  has  already 
paid  up  large  arrears  of  rents  to  His  Majesty  for  such  lands 
as  he  held  in  Ireland,  although  he  had  been  a  suitor  for  a 
release  on  the  grounds  of  the  lands  being  waste. 

Endd. :  "  This  petition  ys  to  be  sent  to  my  Lord  Deputy 
with  a  lettr.,  &c. — Raphe  Winwood." 

67.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

As  he  is  already  acquainted  with  the  ancient  suit  of  Sir 
Raphe  Sidly,  they  forbear  from  the  details,  but  refer  to  him 
his  enclosed  petition  for  some  settled  course  for  the  quiet  pos- 
session and  recovery  of  such  rents  and  arrears  as  in  right  and 
equity  belong  to  hira,  which  they  request  him  to  favour,  the 
rather  as  he  has  now  made  payment  of  such  debts  and  arrears 
as  were  lately  due  to  His  Majesty  for  some  lands  he  held  in 
that  kingdom. — Whitehall,  13  April  1615. 

Signed:  C.  Cant.,  T.  Suffolke,  W.  Knollys,  E.  Wotton, 
Raphe  Winwood,  Fulke  Greagh,  Jul.  Ctesar,  Tho.  Lake. 

P.  I     Add.     Endd. 

68.  Examination   of  Coll    Duff    M'Quillen,  taken   the 
15th  day  of  April  1615  before  Sir  Thomas  Phillips. 

Says  that  on  Tuesday  the  4th  of  this  instant  month,  he 
with  others  being  employed  by  Sir  Thos.  Phillips,  with  Mur- 
tagh  M'Tammany  in  his  company,  to  apprehend  certain  male- 
factors, came  to  the  house  of  one  James  M'Edmond  Tarrlaugh, 

of  [ ],^  where,  hearing  that  one  Teig  O'Lennan  was  at 

a  place  called  Dramocke,  with  a  woman  and  a  boy  that  was  a 
fool  in  his  company,  went  thither  in  the  night,  and  said 
Murtagh  entered  the  house  and  attached  the  said  Teig 
O'Lennan. 

Says  that  this  fool  had  a  good  handsome  coat  of  Irish 
frieze  on  his  back,  which  the  said  Alexander  M'Donnel  had 
given  him ;  but  what  after  became  of  the  said  fool  this  exami- 
nate  knows  not ;  but  having  the  said  Teig  in  his  custody,  tied 
him  with  a  rope  to  his  leg,  and  caused  the  foresaid  Murtagh 
M'Tamany  to  hold  it ;  and  when  they  had  gone  a  small  dis- 

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tance  from  the  town  the  said  Teig  desired  this  deponent  to 
take  the  rope  in  his  hand,  and  not  suffer  the  said  Murtagh  to 
come  within  the  hearing  of  them ;  for  that  he  had  a  matter  of 
great  importance  to  deliver  for  the  King's  service,  which  this 
examinate  granted  unto.  And  taking  the  rope  the  said  Teig 
said  that  he  was  willing  to  go  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillips,  to  whom 
he  would  reveal  the  greatest  service  for  His  Majesty  that  was 
done  in  Ireland  this  10  years ;  and  that  he  would  desire  no 
more  but  to  be  sent  in  a  handlock  coupled  to  this  examinate 
to  the  Lord  Deputy,  and  that  if  he  did  not  there  prove  all  his 
sayings  to  be  true  he  would  be  content  to  be  hanged  without 
any  manner  of  favour  to  be  shown  him.  After  which  speeches 
they  had  not  gone  far,  but  they  met  with  Provost  Marshal's 
men  on  the  way  (as  they  were  going  towards  Sir  Thos.  Phillips), 
which  bearing  malice  to  this  examinate  took  him  and  the  said 
Teig  and  brought  them  before  the  Marshal,  where  this  exami- 
nate says  he  was  fast  bound  and  very  hardly  used  by  the 
Marshal,  and  that  within  a  very  small  time  after  the  Provost 
Marshal  had  apprehended  this  examinate  a  soldier  under  Sir 
Thos.  Phillips,  whose  name  is  Murtagh  Mullan,  being  employed 
with  this  examinate  about  the  King's  service,  appeared,  and 
by  chance  absent  when  the  said  Teig  was  apprehended  by  this 
examinate,  and,  when  they  were  both  taken  by  the  Marshal's 
men,  hearing  thereof  hasted  to  Sir  Thomas  and  acquainted 
him  with  all  the  proceedings  aforesaid. 

Upon  which  advertisement  the  said  Sir  Thomas  sent  to  the 
Marshal  to  bring  the  said  Teig  O'Lennan  and  this  examinate 
before  him,  which  the  Marshal  performed.  And  being  brought 
to  Toome,  where  Sir  Thomas  was,  the  said  Marshal,  Ensign 
Thursby,  and  the  rest  in  their  company  opposed  themselves 
wholly  against  this  deponent,  and  had  procured  by  some  in- 
formation against  this  examinate  to  take  away  his  life,  and  in 
all  things  gave  credit  and  countenance  to  the  said  Teig,  which 
he,  the  said  Teig,  well  perceiving,  denied  that  ever  he  promised 
to  do  any  such  service  to  His  Majesty,  and  stood  very  stoutly 
in  that  denial  before  the  said  Sir  Thomas  and  the  rest  that 
were  present.  He  had  .-Alexander  M'Donnel's  pass.  In  regard 
thereof  they  gave  credit  to  his  words. 

Upon  which  their  favours  towards  the  said  Teig,  the  said 
Sir  Thomas  returned  the  said  Teig  to  the  Marshal  to  be  dis- 
posed of,  and  committed  this  examinate  to  the  stocks,  where 
he  continued  two  days  and  two  nights ;  and  until  Sir  Thomas 
received  some  advertisement  from  the  Marshal  of  the  re- 
apprehension  of  the  said  Teig  (whom  he  had  set  at  liberty). 

And  the  said  Sir  Thomas  finding  no  matter  of  substance  to 
take  away  this  examinate's  life  set  him  at  liberty.  But  what- 
soever after  happened  of  the  said  Teig  this  deponent  knows 
not,  but  that  he  saw  him  soon  after  that  as  prisoner  with  the 
said  Sir  Thos.  Phillips  at  Toome  aforesaid. 

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1615. 

April  18.       69.        LoKD  Deputy  to  the  Pkivy  Council. 

S-P- Mand,  rpj^g  lawlessness  of  the  people  has  made  it  necessary  for  a 

time  to  employ  certain  provost  marshals  itinerant  into  sundry 
counties,  especially  Ulster,  with  a  few  light  forces,  with  com- 
missions to  execute  martial  law  upon  seditious  persons  and 
others,  but  with  restraints,  as  it  lay  not  in  their  own  power  to 
put  any  man  to  death  without  the  consent  and  allowance  of 
some  justices  of  the  peace,  that  should  first  take  the  common 
fame  of  the  country  and  special  examinations,  also  to  condemn 
the  party  of  a  long  continued  and  desperate  ill  demeanour. 
By  these  means  there  is  a  pack  of  dangerous  conspirators 
discovered,  as  may  appear  by  the  examinations  herewith  sent. 
This  motive  of  this  discovery  was  this,  the  examinate  was 
casually  met  by  the  provost  marshal  for  Londonderry, 
who  having  notice  of  him  to  be  a  suspected  person  and 
ill)  inclined,  apprehended  him,  and  soon  after  carried 
him  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillipps,  Kt.,  to  be  examined  and  to 
answer  his  accusers.  He  was  there  acqiiitted  of  aU  notorious 
crimes  and  finally  dismissed  out  of  the  provost  marshals  hands. 
But  whereas  upon  advertisement  formerly  given  that  Alexander 
M'Donell,  the  captain  of  this  conspiracy,  and  Brian  Crossagh 
O'Neile,  another  conspirator,  had  a  purpose  to  steal  away  Con 
O'Neile  Tyrone's  son,  out  of  the  fort  of  Charlemont  for  some 
further  bad  design,  as  there  was  just  cause  to  think,  the  Lord 
deputy  sent  out  warrants  to  apprehend  them  both,  and  it  so 
fell  out  that  Alexander  was  apprehended  about  that  time. 
When  the  examinate  within  named  was  brought  before  Sir 
Th.  Phillips  and  acquitted  as  before  said,  and  the  news  of  it 
came  to  the  provost  marshal  within  an  hour  after  he  had  let 
the  examinate  go,  whereupon  the  provost  marshal  remember- 
ing himself  that  the  examinate  had  the  said  Alexander's  pass 
about  him  when  he  first  took  him,  sent  again  in  post  after  him 
and  brought  him  back  to  be  examined  the  second  time;  he  told 
him  of  Alexander's  late  apprehension  and  imprisonment  for 
matters  of  treason,  and  that  undoubtedly  he  for  his  dependence 
and  nearness  unto  him  must  needs  be  party  or  privy  to  all  his 
counsels,  and  therefore  persuaded  him  to  reveal  what  he  knew 
in  that  behalf,  or  else  threatened  to  imprison  or  hang  him 
without  delay,  whereupon  he  made  these  voluntary  confessions. 
Their  Lordships  may  be  assured  of  this  that  these  young  men 
and  inexperienced  (for  so  is  the  chief  and  many  others  of 
them)  could  never  entertain  the  thought  of  these  desperate 
attempts,  but  either  they  contemn  the  paucity  and  poor  estate 
of  the  soldiers  and  the  weakness  of  the  undertakers  at^  this 
present  time  (as  well  they  may),  or  else  they  are  assuredly  con- 
firmed or  abused  with  news  from  beyond  the  seas  that  makes 
them  thus  bold.  The  said  Alexander  and  many  of  the  rest  are 
apprehended,  and  some  are  to  be  brought  hither  to  His 
Majesty's  castle.     Will  report  the  further  proceedings. 

The  thing  they  affect  most  is  to  spoil  the  forts  and  garri- 
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1615, 

fergus.  Coleraine  is  so  wide  and  so  slenderly  inhabited  that 
without  some  fitter  and  more  assured  defence,  it  will  be  lost 
at  one  time  or  other,  to  His  Majesty's  great  offence  and  hazard 
of  all  the  country  thereabouts.  At  the  Lord  Deputy's  being 
in  England,  he  told  the  governor  of  the  London  plantation 
and  the  rest  of  the  committees  of  this,  and  advised  them  to 
build  a  keep  in  a  convenient  place  of  the  town  to  defend  it 
from  thence  against  a  sudden  surprise.  They  promised  to 
give  order  for  it,  but  it  is  not  yet  done  nor  pei-haps  since 
thought  upon,  though  it  imports  them  no  less  than  the  town 
and  all  their  other  charges  is  worth.  Prays  that  the  company 
of  60  foot  may  stand  still  imtil  the  works  of  Carrigfergus  be 
finished.     There  is  great  scarcity  of  money. 

The  Parliament  is  assembled  this  day,  but  there  are  no  bills 
yet  come  from  England  to  hold  them  busied  with,  which  is 
an  exceeding  great  displeasure  to  them ;  for  which  cause  and 
for  the  unseasonableness  of  this  time  which  yields  slender 
sustenance  both  for  men  and  horses  here,  he  would  assuredly 
have  prorogued  it  once  more,  were  it  not  for  the  bills  of  sub- 
sidies which  can  abide  no  longer  as  they  are  now  drawn. 
Tyrone's  son.  Having  learnt  that  they  had  a  purpose  to  steal  away  Con 

the  son  of  Tirone  from  Charlemont  as  aforesaid,  I  caused  him 
to  be  brought  up  to  this  town  where  he  is  at  school.  He  has 
now  attained  the  age  of  14<  or  15  years,  and  the  eyes  of  the 
country  are  much  fixed  upon  him,  as  his  Lordship  may  believe, 
and  so  he  is  not  safe  here  if  His  Majesty  and  he  hold  him  in 
any  estimation.  Prays  him,  therefore,  to  consider  what  to 
have  done  with  him  whom  the  people  are  apt  to  make  an  idol 
of  if  they  had  occasion  and  means  convenient. — Dublin  Castle, 
18  April  1615.  (83.1) 
Pf.  4.     Signed.     Endd.     Copy  of  a  letter,  &c.     Encloses. 

Feb.  &  March.   70.         The  Examination  of  Dermot  Oge  Bun  taken  by  Edmond 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Blomer,   High   Sheriff    of  the   county  of   Tyrone,  at 

TO .  233, 14 1.  several  times  in  Fehrucory  and  March,  in  the  year 

1614-[15]. 
Says  that  about  a  fortnight  of  All  Saints'  Day,  he  and 
Oiuyne  M'Fardorogh  Boy  M'Ouier  were  in  a  town  of  Bryan 
Roe  M'Ouyers,  unto  whom  there  came  a  boy  of  Bryan  Crossagh 
O'Neale,  ccdled  James  O'Donell,  and  told  examinate  that 
Bryan  Crossagh  sent  for  him  by  the  same  token  that  he  gave 
him  a  sivm^d,  whereupon  the  examinate  and  Owen  Boy  tuent 
to  a  place  where  Gormock  M'Redmond,  Moyle  Maguyre,  and 
Phellime  Buff  M'Guille  Roe  tuas ;  and  conferring  together 
aivhile,  the  examinate  and  Owen  M'Fardarogh  Boy  ivent  before 
them,  to  Bryan  Crossagh!  s  house,  being  in  Fermanccgh,  and 
there  coming  in  they  .  .  .  .^  Bryan  and  his  ivife  lying 
upon  a  bed  a  little  after  night,  and  Edmund  O'Mullarky 
upon  another  bed  in  the  next  room,  when  Bryan  saiu  them,  he 

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1615. 

7vse  up  and  luent  forth  with  the  examinant  to  a  hedge  hard 
by  the  house,  and  then  Bryan  willed  this  examinant  to  call 
forth  Owyne  M'Fardorogh  Boye,  and  being  together,  Bryan 
asked  the  exaTninant  whether  he  was  doing  service  to  the 
Englishmen  ivpon  the  Irish,  who  answered,  he  did.  Then 
Bryan  asked  what  he  had  got  by  it ;  he  said  he  had  got  his 
pardon' ;  whereupon  Bryan  answered  that  it  were  better  for 
him  to  do  that  which  should  do  good  both  to  his  soul  and  body, 
and  it  ivould  be  more  profitable  to  him  than  all  that  he  should 
get  by  all  the  English ;  after  which  words  Bryan  caused  a 
%vench  to  call  forth  Arte  Oge  O'Neale  and  .Owyne,  his  brother, 
tvhich  the  examirmnt  did  not  see  before  they  came  to  Bryan 
tvithout ;  then,  after,  when  they  were  altogether,  Gormock 
M' Redmond,  Moyle  Maguyre,  and  Phellime  Buffe  M'Guille 
Roe  came  towards  them,  asking  what  earnest  business  they  had 
that  they  might  not  come  to  them.  Bryan  Grossagh  said  they 
were  welcome,  for  he  was  looking  for  them.  Gormcuik  said, 
Bryan,  you  are  a  gentleman,  and  I  will  tell  you  a  business 
in  which,  if  you  will  join  with  us,  God  ctnd  the  country  will 
thank  you,  and  if  you  will  follow  my  counsel  you  shall  have 
your  share  as  well  as  I.  Then  said  Gorm,ack,  what  was  that 
he  would  have  him  do.  Then  Bryan  answered  that  he  had  a 
service  in  hand  good  both  for  soul  and  conscience.  Whither 
will  you  go  ?  said  Goo-mack,  who  answered,  Not  out  of  the 
country.  Then  said  Gormack  to  Arte  Oge  O'Neale,  Are  you 
there  ?  I  and  Dermott  and  Owyne  M'Fardorogh  will  hang 
you.  I  shall  not  be  glad  of  that,  said  Arte,  but  I  had  rather 
tve  should  join  in  this  service  and  to  be  all  friends.  If  you 
will  follow  my  counsel,  said  Bryan,  Edmond  O'Mullarky  is 
within,  to  whom  we  will  go,  and  I  will  warrant  you  that  you 
shall  have  your  oiun  saying,  whereupon  they  all  gave  him 
their  words.  Bryan  told  them  that  Arte  Oge  and  all  the 
Glandonells  would  join  with  them,  and  so  being  in  the  house, 
they  did  drink  uskebagh  after  such  time  as  they  had  given  their 
words.  Further,  Bryan  did  tell  them  that  he  was  promised 
that  Goivne  O'Neale  should  be  brought  to  him  by  one  that  was 
very  near  to  Sir  Tobye.  The  examinant  asked  how  he  durst 
trust  any  of  Sir  Tobye  s  followers  ?  Thou  art  a  fool,  said  he. 
Then  Arte  Oge  said,  I  will  warrant  you  that  he  that  did  pro- 
mise him  will  bring  him ;  then  said  the  examinant,  it  must 
be  an  Irishman,  whereupon  he  asked  what  he  was  that  he  did 
trust  to  it.  Bryan  said  that  it  was  one  that  Sir  Toby  will 
never  mistrust ;  well,  said  he,  being  you  have  begun  it,  let  not 
the  service  fall.  Then  said  Bryan,  fear  nothing,  for  it  is 
Edmund  Drumane  that  hath  promised  to  bring  Gon  unto  ms, 
and  will  go  himself  with  us.  The  examinate  asked  how  he 
would  get  him,  who  answered  that  when  it  was  his  turn  to 
guard  he  would,  after  such  time  as  the  lieutenant  was  asleep, 
bring  him  forth  to  himself  and  he  would  receive  him  and  so 
■  ride  aivay  with  him,  cond  Edmund  Drumane  should  return 
because  nobody  should  mistrust  him ;  and  then  upon  their 


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going  forth  he  should  come  to  him,.  The  examinate  asked 
whether  he  thought  he  would  be  true,  luhereon  Arte  Oge  did 
answer  that  he  need  not  fear  that,  for  he  had  passed  his 
promise  to  Bryan.  1  warrant  you  when  we  have  Con  Sir 
Toby  luill  never  be  seen  in  Tyrone  again ;  whereupon  Arte 
Oge  did  tahe  out  of  a  painted  box  a  writing,  and  showed  it 
them,  being  a  long  piece  of  paper,  wherein,  as  he  said,  there 
was  the  hands  of  many  gentlemen  put  to  it  of  all  such  as 
would  assist  them ;  then  Gormock,  seeing  the  box,  said,  that 
box  is  the  box  that  Arte  Oge  M'Barons  son  sent  you  out  of 
Spain ;  then  said  Edmond  Mullarky,  I  would  to  God  here 
were  as  many  as  are  from  whence  the  box  cavie.  I  xmuld 
there  %uere,  said  Bryan  Grossagh,  and  with  that  leapt  up. 
Now,  said  Edmund  O'Mullarky,  gentlemen,  are  you  ready 
upon  my  counsel  ?  Bryan,  do  you  remember  when  0' Dough- 
erty did  send  you  a  letter  luhen  you  were  in  the  Brayde ;  that 
letter  did  1  write  myself,  and  had  0' Dougherty  followed  my 
counsel  he  had  been  a  live  man.  Now,  gentlemen,  seeing  you 
have  undertook  this  service,  go  forivard,  and  you  shall  not 
want  for  gold  and  silver  to  sup>p>ly  your  wants  ;  tvhereupon 
they  all  concluded  to  undertake  this  service,  which  shoidd  have 
been  awhile  after  Sir  Toby  had  been  at  Dublin.  Further, 
Arte  Oge  O'Neale  said  that  James  M'Sorly  Boy's  son  hath 
promised  to  give  therti  help,  and  that  there  uus  a  token  betwixt 
them,  and  at  what  time  soever  the  token  was  sent,  that  then 
they  should  rise  up  in  arms  in  these  parts,  for  they  ivill  begin 
first ;  and  here  is  one  William  Stewart  that  did  marry  Bryan 
Grossagh' s  sister,  that  is  of  the  best  blood,  and  is  a  lusty  young 
man,  and  he  will  join  with  us  now ;  for  not  executing  their 
intended  service  %uas  because  they  heard  not  from  James 
M'Sorly  Boy's  son,  whose  hand  was  to  the  writing  that  Arte 
did  show  them  as  he  said ;  and  further,  the  examinate  said 
that  Arte  Oge  did  lurite  a  letter  in  his  presence,  and  the  other 
that  tuere  luith  him,  and  after  he  had  written  the  letter  the 
examinant  and  the  rest  did  see  Edmund  O'Mullarkye  put  his 
hand  to  the  letter,  and  Bryan  Grossagh  made  a  mark,  and 
then  Arte  Oge  did  put  his  hand,  and  the  letter  had  three  seeds, 
and  was  delivered  by  Arte  to  Bryan  Grossagh,  who  promised 
to  send  it  tuith  all  speed,  but  tuhither  the  examinaie  kneiu  not 
then,  but  heard  afterward  it  was  to  James  M'Sorley  Boy's 
son.  They  tuere  in  counsel  three  days  about  this  business. 
Further,  he  saith  that  one  Arnogh  Kennay,  follower  to  Bryan, 
did  tell  him  after  they  had  concluded  that  he  kneiu  there  was 
a  writing  in  a  painted  box  to  that  effect. 

Arte  Oge  O'Neale  did  send  to  the  sub-sheriff^  to  oneet  him  in 
Fentonagh,  where  he  xvould  be  ivorth  to  him  ten  pounds  if  so 
be  he  %vould  tell  him.  [A  line  at  end  nearly  obscured  by  wear 
of  a  fold.] 

Pp.  3.  Endd. :  "  A  copy  of  the  examination  taken  by 
Mr.  Blomer,  High  Sheriff  of  the  county  of  Tirone,  of  Dermot 
O'Dunne,  touching  the  takiag  away  of  Con,  Tyrone's  son. 
The  first  examination,  1614-[15]." 


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S.P.,  Ireland,       71.         The  Examination  of  Teage  O'Lennan  taken  by  Thomas 
■vo],233,  i4ii.  Foster,  gent.,  Provost  Marshal  of  the  county  of  Lon- 

donderrie,  the  9th  of  April  1615. 

Confesses  that  Alexander  M'Donell,  Lother  M'Donell,  Rorie 
Oge  O'Cahan,  Gorie  M'Manus  O'Gahan,  Shane  M'Manus 
O'Cahan,  Sorley  M' James  Oge  O'Donnell,  Shane  Oge  M' Shane, 
M'Bryen  O'Neale,  Male  Oge  M'Neale,  M'Hugh  O'Neale,  Hugh 
Mergagh  M'Neale,  M'Hugh  O'Neale,  his  brother,  Hugh  Oge 
M'Quinn,  M' Brian  O'Neale,  Donell  M'Gon  O'Donell,  Hugh 
Boy  M'Gon  O'Donell,  his  brother,  did  agree  in  certain  places 
to  go  into  rebellion  as  followeth : — 

First,  Alexander  M'Donell,  Lother  M'Donell,  Sorlay 
M' James  Oge  M'Donell,  of  the  Boote,  ivith  Rorie  Oge  O'Gahan, 
of  O'Gahane's  country,  and  Gorie  M'Manus  O'Cahan,  and 
Shane  M'Manus  O'Gahan,  of  the  barony  of  Coleraine,  meeting 
at  the  house  of  one  Gill,  three  miles  from  Golraine,  agreed 
that  Alexander  M'Donell  should  {as  chief),  with  Lother  and 
Sorley,  mahe  themselves  as  strong  as  they  could  ruith  men  and 
arms  from  the  Roote,  Glandeboyes,  and  the  Scottish  islands, 
whereupon  Alexander  M'Donell  went  to  O'Haries,  and  sent 
for  the  above-named  Neal  Oge  M'Neale  M'Hugh,  and  his 
brother,  out  of  the  Glandeboyes,  who  eame  to  him  to  O'Haries 
town,  and  swore  they  tvould  be  at  his  command  with  all  the 
forces  they  could  make. 

2.  Rorie  Oge  O'Cahan,  after  this  agreement  at  Gill's  house, 
%vas  to  make  his  best  strength  from  Glane  Fyne,  by  his  own 
means,  and  the  force  of  Donell  M'Gonn  O'Donell  and  Hugh 
Boy,  his  brother,  of  %vhom  he  told  them  he  was  assured,  for 
that  he  brought  letters  to  them,  from  Sir  Neale  Garvie  out  of 
England. 

3.  Rorie  arul  Shane,  the  sons  of  Manus  M'Quivally,  swore 
at  the  house  of  Gill  aforesaid,  to  assist  them  with  all  the  poiver 
they  could  make  in  the  county  of  Londonderry  or  elsewhere. 

This  plot  of  treason  they  have  been  about  ever  since  the 
coming  of  Rorie  O'Gahan  out  of  England,  that  is  about 
two  years,  but  not  concluded  upon  till  about  Midsummer  last 
at  the  house  of  the  said  Gill  as  aforesaid,  and  that  then  at  the 
agreement,  drew  three  conditions  in  writing,  putting  their 
hands  to  them.  Also  this  examinate  confesses  he  saw  the 
articles  in  writing  with  all  their  hands  above  named  at 
them  as,  namely,  these  :  That  first  they  should  go  upon  Gol- 
raine, and  that  Rorie  Oge  (luith  some  others  he  would  pro- 
cure) would  be  drinking  there  all  the  day,  and  that  he  by  a 
friend  could  command  the  guard  to  betray  the  town,  as  by 
letting  them  in,  and  that  then,  being  in,  would  burn  the  town 
and  only  take  Mr.  Berisforde  and  Mr.  Rowley  prisoners,  and 
to  bum  and  kill  all  the  rest,  and  to  take  the  spoil  of  the  town, 
and  so  if  they  were  able,  to  put  all  the  Derry  to  death  by  fire 
and  sword,  and  to  spoil  the  town,  and  to  go  from  thence  to 
Lifforde,  where  they  meant  to  do  the  like,  except  Sir  Richard 
Hcmsard,  and  so  to  have  gone  forwards  to  Masserine,  Garrick- 
fergus,  and  MovMjoy,  and  elsewhere,  for  they  thought  out  of 

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Sir  Richard,  Mr.  Berisforde,  and  Mr.  Rowley,  to  have  Sir 
Neale  Garvie,  O'Cahan,  Sir  Cor7)iucke  M' Baron,  and  Sir 
Neale  Garvie' s  son,  set  at  liberty,  who  noiv  are  in  prison  in 
England.  This  they  encouraged  themselves  to  do,  for  that  they 
said  they  would  not  do  as  O'Doughertie  did,  but  resolved  they 
were  able  to  hold  out  themselves  until  Lother  M'Donell  (who 
meant  to  go  to  Scotland  for  the  assistance  of  Collo  M'Gillas- 
picke  and  M'Gloud  and  Joyes's  son,  with  whom  Alexander 
M'Donell  and  Sorley  M' James  O'Bonnell,  being  sent  over  to 
Raghlines  to  keep  them  from,  thence  by  Sir  Randall  M'Bonnell 
and  a  great  unknown  to  Sir  Randall,  that  they  shoidd  be  ready 
upon  any  occasion  when  they  sent  for  them,  and  that  the  said 
Lother  should  go  from  them  to  Spcoin  to  procure  what 
strength  he  could  from  thence,  for  they  assured  themselves  they 
would  be  here  tuithin  a  month  after  May,  whether  he  ivent 
or  no. 

Further  said  that  a  servant  of  Rorie  O'Donell's  brought 
letters  out  of  Spain  to  Sir  Necde  Garvie's  brethren,  which 
letters  came  to  Lother  M'Donell,  and  the  said  Lother  sent  for 
this  examinant  to  read  them,  the  one  (being  written  in  Irish), 
tuherein  was  ivritten  that  the  said  brethren  of  Sir  Necde 
Garvie  shoidd  be  alwcvys  ready  to  join  ivith  the  said  Alexander 
and  his  associates,  and  for  the  other  letter,  they  told  him  it 
was  tvritten  in  English,  so  that  he  knoiueth  not  the  contents 
thereof.  Also  he  afHrmeth  Ja,mes  Oge  M' James  M' Henry, 
luithin  the  liberties  of  Colraine,  is  a  chief  actor  in  all  these 
businesses,  and  many  others  of  the  meaner  sort  who  have 
undertaken  to  folloiu  them  whensoever  they  shall  ccdl  for 
them. 

72.  Additions  upon  a  Second  Examination  of  the  above- 
named  Teage  O'Lennan  taken  by  Sir  Thomas  Phillips, 
m.,  the  12th  of  April  1615. 
Confirms  his  former  depositions  to  be  true,  and  further  says 
that  they  intended  to  take  aivay  Conn  M'GrigieO' Neale,  Tyrone's 
son,  and  Henry M'GormackeM'Barron,and  to  keep'them  in  their 
greatest  fastness,  they  had  till  they  %vere  further  strengthened ; 
that  Hugh  M' Shane  0' Neale  did  undertctke  to  burn  Mountjoy, 
and  that  he  did  read  a  letter  ivhich  Bryen  Crossagh  ivrote  to 
Alexander  M'Donel,  ctssuring  him  thereby  that  he  and  his 
three  brothers-in-law,  Maguyre's  sons,  would  be  all  in  readi- 
ness ivith  all  forces  they  were  cMe  to  mcdce  to  join  tvith  thein ; 
and  further  saith  that  Neale  M'Hughe's  sons  ivrote  a  letter  to 
Alexander  M'Donell  on  Tuesday  the  28th  of  March,  and  sent 
it  to  him  by  a  fool,  to  ivhich  fool  Alexander,  upon  receipt  of 
the  letter,  gave  his  coat  off  his  back,  and  sent  letters  by  that 
fool  to  Bryan  Crossagh  O'Neale  on  Monday,  the  3rd  of  this 
month,  and  to  M'Shane,  that  they  should  be  ready  ivith  all 
their  friends  and  forces  to  put  this  treason  in  execution 
about  the  10th  of  May  next,  when  all  the  gentlemen  of  account 
would  be  at  the  Parliament,  but  he  assured  them  that  Sir 


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1615. 

Richard  Hansard  and  the  two  mayors  would  be  at  home,  and 
not  go  up  to  the  Parliament,  and  as  for  Sir  Thomas  Phillips 
he  ivould  he  at  Dublin  long  before  they  should  enter  imto  the 
business  so  they  assured  themselves,  so  that  they  might  without 
danger  go  through  with  their  intended  purpose.  And  further 
says  that  one  Patrick  Ballagh  O'Murrey,  a  cleric  that  be- 
longeth  to  Alexander  M'Donell,  doth  ever  write  the  letters  that 
pass  froin  Alexander  M'Donell  to  those  other  gentlemen,  and 
that  he  and  Laughlin  O'Levertie,  a  priest,  Bryan  O'Levertie, 
(that  halteth),  and  CormacJc  Roe  M'Esheale  are  Alexander 
M'DonelVs  counsellors  in  this  practise.  And  further,  being 
demanded  %vhat  arms  or  tveapons  they  have  provided  for  this 
business,  says  that  Lother  bought  six  swords  about  three 
tveeks  past,  and  hath  some  20  men  well  appointed  luith  swords, 
and  some  with  pieces  that  used  to  be  about  his  house,  and  that 
Lother  hath  a  card  in  Cormucke  M,Quillyne's  town  that 
dresseth  the  weapons  for  them,  and  that  Alexander  M'Donell 
is  no  less  provided  than  Lother  for  this  attempt,  and  for  the 
most  part  of  their  weapons  they  hide  them  in  bogs  and  waters, 
but  ujhere  he  Icnoweth  not ;  and  for  the  other  gentlemen,  what 
weapons  or  furnitures  they  have  he  saith  he  Jcnoweth  not,  and 
this  is  all  he  can  say  as  he  saith  touching  this  business. 

Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

He  says  that  the  papers  with  the  names  of  the  conspirators 
and  subscribers  was  in  a  box,  and  the  box  luas  in  a  trunk,  at 
the  house  of  Brian  O'Leverty,  near  the  Ban  side,  who  is  foster 
father  to  Alexander  M'Donnell. 

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April  18.       73.        Examination  of  William  Anderson,  one  of  the  soldiers 
under  the  command  of  Sir  Thos.  Phillips  taken  before 
the  said  Sir  Thomas,  the  18th  of  April  1615. 
Was  one  of  the  sentinels  to  look  to  James  Oge  M'Henry  and 
Kory  O'Cahan.     The  said  James  Oge  sought  by  all  the  de- 
vices that  he  could  practise  to  procure  his  liberty  in  tempting 
this  examinate  to  let  him  go. 
Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

April  18.  74.  Examination  of  John  Beare,  another  of  the  soldiers 
under  the  command  of  Sir  Thos.  Phillips,  examined  at 
the  same  time. 

Was  another  of  the  sentinels  appointed  as  WiUiam  Ander- 
son to  look  to  the  said  James  Oge  and  Rory  O'Cahan. 
Confirms  Anderson's  evidence. 
Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 
P.  ^.     Copy. 

April  20.       75.        Examination  of  Donnell  O'Mollan  taken  before  Sir 
Stearne  MSS.,  Thomas  Phillips,  the  20th  of  April  1615. 

F.  3.,"i5.       "  The  last  day  of  January  last,  being  an  holyday,  this  exami- 

nate having  that  day  brought  his  wife  home  according  to  the 
use  of  the  country,  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan  come  to  the  house  of 


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this  deponent's  father  with  six  men  in  his  company  on  foot, 
he  being  mounted  on  a  laorse  with  a  sword  by  his  side,  and 
one  of  those  six  carried  a  fowling-piece  (his  name  is  Rory 
O'Doherty,  one  of  the  O'Dohertys  of  Ennishowen)  and  had  a 
powder  bag  with  powder  and  a  bag  of  bullets  ;  the  other  five 
were  Tirlagh  O'Mullan  M'James,  Patrick  O'MuUan  M'Manus, 
Shane  O'Mullan  M'Connogher  M'Shane,  and  two  Rymers  of 
the  [sept  of  the  Creeries,  their  names  he  knows  not.     They 
being  come  into  the  house  Rory  O'Doherty  standing  in  the 
house  with  his  piece,  hindered  the  people  that  they  could  not 
conveniently   pass   by   them.      This   examinate  wished  him 
either  to  go  forth  of  the  house,  or  else  put  the  piece  from  him, 
which  he  said  he  would  not  do,  nor  yet  depart  until  his  master 
went  forth,  meaning  Rory  O'Cahan,  to  which  this   deponent 
replied  that  he  and  his  master  had  good   leave  to  depart. 
Then  the  said  Rory  O'Cahan  said  that  he  would  not  go  forth 
of  the  house  until  he  had  drunk  his  fill,  whether  this  exami- 
nate would  or  not  (if  it  were  to  be  found  in  the  house),  and 
that  this  deponent  made  more  account  of  the  worst  boy  that 
came  with  Sir  Thos.  Phillip's  soldiers  than  of  him,  and  gave 
them  better  attendance ;   to  which   this   examinate   replied, 
saying,  that  the  people  belonging  to  Sir  Thomas  were  sent  for, 
and  that  he  came  before  he  was  sent  for,  and  therefore  had 
leave   to  go  when  he  pleased.     Whereupon   the   said   Rory 
O'Cahan  said  that  one   day  before  it  were  long  he  would  be 
able  to  do  this  examinate  as  much  good  or  iU  in  Limavaddy 
as  Sir  Thos.  Phillips  was  then,  and  that  he  would  find  a  day 
to  be  even  with  this  deponent  for  that  night,  and  many  other 
things  which  he  said  he  would  remember.     Whereupon  this 
examinate   mistrusting  that  some  mischief  might   be  done, 
desired  those  men  that  belonged  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  to 
help  him  to  put  the  said  Rory  O'Cahan  and  his  people  forth 
of  the  house,  which  they  performed,  and  being  forth,  the  door 
was  shut  after  them.     Whereupon  Rory  O'Cahan  drew  his 
sword  and  ran  at  the  door,  thinking  to  come  in  again.     Then 
this  deponent  gave  his  father's   sword  and  his  own  rapier  to 
Sir  Thomas's  men  for  their  defence,  and  so  kept  him  out  of 
the  house  all  that  night.     The  next  morning  the  said  Rory 
O'Cahan  came  again  to  the  house  and  desired  this  deponent 
to  be  friends  with  him  and  to  forget  what  passed  between 
them  the  night  before,  but  this  examinate  would  not,    but 
openly  told  him  before  the  whole  company  that  he  would  not 
be  friends  with  him  until  he  had  acquainted  Sir  Thos.  Phillips 
with  his  speeches. 

Says  that  there  were  present  that  heard  Rory  O'Cahan 
utter  all  those  speeches,  Charles  Fisher,  Rice  Jones,  Richard 
Howdat,  Tirlagh  O'Quig,  Manus  Oge  O'Donnoghie,  Gilduff 
Mullan  M'GiUiglas,  Brian  M'Shane  Buy,  with  a  great  number 
more. 

Signed :  Thos.  Phillips. 
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1615. 
April  20.       76.        Examination  of  Patrick  Ballagh  O'Murry  taken  the 
Stearne  MSS.,  21st  of  April  1615  before  Sir  Thos.  Phillips,  Tristram 

^''^F^trfs!^""'  Berisford,  and  John  Kowley. 

That  Alexander  M'Donnel  went  to  Londonderry  in  company  of 
Sir  Randal  M'Donnel  about  March  last  was  twelvemonth  to  Sir 
George  Hamilton,  where  the  said  Alexander  left  Sir  Randal 
and  went  thence  into  Tyrconnel  to  Donnel  M'Connor  M'Don- 
nel, the  said  Alexander  having  in  his  company  thither  Rory 
M'Manus  O'Cahan,  Brian  O'Leverty,  and  divers  others,  where 
the  said  Alexander  and  the  rest  of  his  company  stayed,  after 
Sir  Randal's  return,  18  days. 

That  he  has  often  found  Alexander  M'Donnel  discontented 
that  his  uncle  had  his  land  and  not  himself,  and  that  he  lived 
in  hope  one  day  to  be  owner  thereof,  and  so  did  say  many 
times  to  this  examinate. 

That  Alexander  sent  to  Sir  Randal  by  Hugh  M'Neile  and 
John  Oge  Stewart,  about  Hallowtide  last,  to  have  a  larger  pro- 
portion of  land  given  him,  and  that  if  Sir  Randal  refused,  he 
would  sell  that  he  had  to  Mr.  Rowley  or  Mr.  Berisford,  and 
go  seek  his  fortune  otherwise. 

Denies  any  knowledge  of  a  letter  brought  by  the  fool  from 
Neale  Oge  and  his  brother  Hugh  Mergah,  but  agrees  with 
Teig  O'Lennan  for  the  time  of  the  fool's  coming  to  Alexander 
(M'Donnel)  in  March  last,  and  that  Alexander  gave  the  fool  a 
coat  at  that  time,  and  that  Alexander  gave  his  pass  about  a 
year  since  to  Teig  O'Lennan,  which  this  examinate  saw  in 
writing,  to  travel  up  and  down  as  his  servant  where  he 
thought  fit. 

Denies  that  he  was  employed  to  write  for  Alexander 
M'Donnel,  but  one  Cormac  O'Sheale  was  ever  employed  about 
those  businesses. 

Lastly  demanded  how  long  the  said  Teig  O'Lennan  was  at 
Alexander  M'Donnel's  house,  says  that  the  said  Teig  was  at 
Gorry  M'Hennery's  house  some  eight  days,  and  came  from 
thence  to  Alexander's,  where  he  continued  as  a  stranger  not 
above  four  days. 

Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

Pp.  2.     Copy. 

April  20.       77.        HuMFPHREY  May  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

?''62  ^rize  -"-^  S^ad  to  hear  his  innoceney  is  justified  against  the  infor- 

^°'     '     ■      '  mation   by  Sir  Richard  Cooke.     Has   shown  the  King  Sir 

John's   letter,   with    which   he    was   fully    satisfied    in   the 
particiilar  matter,  and  made  an  acknowledgment  of  Sir  John's 
long  service,  "  Rest  satisfied  that  the  success  hath  made  you 
beholding  to  Sir  Richard  Cooke  for  the  ill  will  he  bare  vou  " 
P.  1.     Hoi.    Add. 

April  21.      78.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

fT^si'i  Directs  that  a  pension  of  one  hundred  pounds,  English,  be 

"^  ■  '  P'      ■  granted  to  the  Lady  Maguire,  second  wife  of  Couconnagh 

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April  21. 

Philad  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  322. 


April  21. 

Philad  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  320. 


April  22. 

Philad  P., 
vol.  2,  p.  320. 


Maguire,  in  lieu  of  her  dower,  out  of  one  third  of  all  the  lands 
her  said  husband  died  seized  of  in  Fermanagh,  in  order  that 
the  undertakers  may  not  be  troubled  with  suits  at  law.  The 
pension  to  be  paid  out  of  the  rents  of  Ulster,  provided  that 
she  execute  a  release  of  her  said  dower. — Westminster,  21 
April,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.     Endd. 

79.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Having  had  Sir  Oliver  Lambert's  report  of  his  successful 
proceedings  in  Ila,  and  having  since  had  speech  with 
Archibald  Campbell,  whom  he  (the  King)  had  employed  with 
instructions  to  him  (Chichester),  he  now  directs  him  to  return 
his  royal  thanks  as  well  to  Sir  Oliver  Lambert  as  to  Sir  Oliver 
St.  John,  who  was  careful  in  all  that  was  committed  to  his 
charge. 

Understanding  that  Donald  Gorme  M'Connell,  last  son  of 
James  M'Connel,  is  lately  gone  to  Ireland  in  the  company  of 
Lord  Burley,  he  is  presently  to  apprehend  the  said  Donald  to 
be  sent  in  safe  custody  to  Scotland  to  answer  what  shall  be 
laid  to  his  charge.  He  is  also  to  direct  Sir  Randal  M'Donnel 
not  to  proceed  to  the  Isle  of  Ila  upon  any  occasion  until  the 
1st  of  July  next,  and  if  there  be  any  duties  there  remaining 
unanswered  to  him,  he  may  sue  by  due  course  of  law  in  the 
courts  at  Edinburgh. — Westminster,  21  April,  in  the  13th  year 
of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 

80.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Authorizes  him  to  make  a  grant  of  an  annuity  of  SOI.  a  year, 
English,  payable  out  of  the  rents  of  Ulster  to  the  Lady 
O'Reilly,  sometime  wife  to  Sir  John  O'ReiHy,  long  a  traitor  in 
England,  in  lieu  of  a  jointure  made  her  by  her  said  husband 
of  three  poles  of  free  lands  in  the  barony  of  Loughtee,  in  the 
county  of  Cavan,  now  passed  in  the  plantation  of  Ulster  to 
undertakers  by  letters  patent  in  England  among  other  lands, 
to  hold  for  her  life,  provided  she  gives  an  effectual  release. — 
Westminster,  21  April,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

P.  1 1.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.     Endd. 

81.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Has  made  choice  of  the  Archbishop  to  distribute  the  lands 
reserved  in  the  escheated  counties  for  schools  and  glebes,  in 
respect  both  of  his  fidelity  and  ecclesiastical  jurisdiction,  and 
as  being  best  able  to  inform  himself  of  the  fittest  places  to  have 
grammar  schools  established,  and  what  proportions  of  land  are 
fit,  according  to  the  ability  of  the  several  churches  there,  to  be 
assigned  for  glebes  respectively. 

The  lands  are  accordingly  to  be  conveyed  by  royal  grant  to 
the  said  Archbishop,  to  be  by  him  distributed  and  allotted  to 


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1015. 


April  23. 

Philad  r., 
vol.  i,  p.  4U5. 


the  several  schools  and  churches.- 
the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

P.  1.     Examined  Copy.     Add. 


-Westminster,  22  April,  in 

Endd. 


April  24. 

Whitehall, 

Carte  Papers, 

Tol.  62,  No.  242. 


April  24.       84. 


April  26. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Col.,  Dublin, 

r.  3.,  15. 


82.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

Hear  that  notwithstanding  His  Majesty's  proclamations  the 
timber  of  Ireland  is  daily  cut  and  wasted,  not  only  by  the 
King's  subjects,  who  for  their  own  private  gain  convert  it  into 
pipestaves  for  export,  but  that  divers  strangers  make  provision 
there  of  the  best  and  chiefest  timber  for  shipbuilding ;  he  is  by 
way  of  edict  or  otherwise  strictly  to  prohibit  the  export  of 
timber  either  for  pipestaves  or  shipbuilding,  whether  by  His 
Majesty's  subjects  or  others. — Whitehall,  23  April  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cantuar.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox, 
Pembroke,  E.  Wotton,  Raphe  Winwood,  Thos.  Lake. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 

83.  LoRB  Lenox  to  Sir  John  Davis. 

Has  sent  the  Lord  Deputy  a  certificate  from  Sir  H.  Yel- 
verton  and  Mr.  John  Walter,  with  a  copy  of  an  ancient  record, 
from  which  it  appears  that  the  subsidy  and  alnage  of  cloth  is 
no  new  thing  in  Ireland.  Prays  that  the  business  may  be 
settled,  especially  now  in  the  time  of  the  Parliament  in  Ire- 
land ;  with  a  note,  dated  May  5,  begging  to  be  informed  "  what 
successe  this  business  is  likely  to  receive." 

P.  1.     Orig.     Add. 

Examination  of  Anthony  Mahue,    taken  before   Sir 
Thos.  PhiUips,  the  24th  of  April  1615. 

Says,— That  this  present  day  Honora  ny  Gilligan,  wife  to 
James  M'Brian,  came  to  this  examinate's  house  in  Newtown 
Lymavaddy,and  there  desired  to  have  some  conference  in  secret 
with  him;  whereupon  he  called  a  maidservant  of  his  who  well 
speaks  and  understands  the  Irish,  and  willed  her  to  tell  him 
what  the  said  Honora  said.  Then  the  said  Honora  (being 
this  examinate's  gossip)  desired  him  to  speak  to  Sir  Thomas 
PhiUips  on  the  behalf  of  her  husband,  and  that  he  would  give 
him  a  beef  for  his  pains,  and  to  Sir  Thomas  20  beeves  to  be 
favourable  to  him,  and  that  her  husband  was  enticed  by  them 
(meaning  the  rest  of  the  conspirators),  as  by  the  sequel  ap- 
pears, to  enter  into  this  action,  and  that  she  many  times  gave 
him  counsel  to  the  contrary  ;  but  they  threatened  him  that  if 
he  would  not  consent  thereto  and  keep  their  counsel  they 
would  kill  him. 

Signed :  Thos.  Phillips. 

85.        Examinations. 

The  several  examinations  of  James  M'Gie  and  Anstace 
Corven,  taken  before  Sir  Thos.  Phillips  the  day  and  year 
above  written.  "^ 

Confirm  the  statement  of  Anthony  Mahue. 


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1615. 

April  26. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin, 

F.  3.,  15. 


April  28. 
Acta  Regia, 

P.R.O., 
Hibernica. 


April  28. 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.233,  15. 


86.  Examination  of  Absie  Lowe,  gent.,  taken  before  Sir 

Thomas  Phillips  the  26th  of  April  1615. 

That  Teig  O'Lennan  kept  the  company  of  Alexander 
M'Donnel,  and  that  the  said  Teig  had  a  house  in  the  said 
Alexander  M'Donnel's  town  whose  name  is  Mewe  ny  Gowgard. 

Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

87.  Christophee  Archbishop  of  Armagh  to  the  King. 
Notifies  to  him  that  the  prelates  and  clergy  of  his  province, 

as  well  as  the  other  prelates  and  clergy  of  the  respective  other 
provincse  in  synod  or  convocation,  assembled  by  virtue  of  the 
King's  writ  at  St.  Patrick's  Cathedral,  Dublin,  on  the  24th 
of  May  1613,  and  from  thence  continued  from  day  to  day  till 
the  25th  of  this  instant  month  of  April  1615,  have  voluntarily 
granted  one  subsidy  to  his  Majesty.  To  which  public  instru- 
ment the  said  archbishop,  at  the  request  of  the  prelates  and 
clergy,  has  affixed  his  seal,  and,  at  his  request,  is  further 
attested  by  the  mark  and  signature  of  Doctor  Thomas  Rives, 
Doctor  of  Laws,  a  notary  public- — Dated  28  April  1615. 

88.  Lord  Deputy  to  the  King. 

Have  re-continued  the  Parliament  here  on  the  18th  of  this 
instant  according  to  the  prorogation.  Upon  their  first  meet- 
ing called  the  Lords  and  Commons  together,  and  acquainted 
them  with  His  Majesty's  gracious  acceptance  of  their  dutiful 
conformity  and  discreet  carriage  in  the  former  session,  accord- 
ing to  the  contents  of  His  Majesty's  letter  to  him,  which  was 
very  pleasing  and  comfortable  to  them  all.  Likewise  imparted 
to  them  the  plots  and  combination  of  treason  in  Ulster,  and 
how  necessary  it  was  to  return  home  the  commanders  and 
officers  of  that  province  (now  members  of  the  House)  to  attend 
the  prosecution  and  further  discovery  of  the  traitors  and  trea- 
sons there,  and  therefore  prayed  them  to  read  the  biUs  of 
subsidy  and  to  pass  them,  that  he  might  prorogue  the  Parlia- 
ment to  a  further  day  as  (until  that  were  done)  he  could  not, 
because  the  days  prescribed  by  the  bill  for  issuing  of  the 
writs  and  for  the  taxes  would  expire  if  it  should  not  pass  at 
this  assembly,  and  to  send  it  thither  with  limitation  of  further 
days,  he  thought  would  be  displeasing  to  His  Majesty.  The 
Lords  caused  those  bills  to  be  read  the  next  day  in  their  House, 
and  on  the  24th  of  this  month  they  gave  general  allowance 
thereof  with  great  cheerfulness  and  general  applause,  and 
when  this  was  made  known  to  the  House  of  Commons,  they 
fell  to  the  reading  thereof  likewise,  and  by  the  major  part  of 
voices  they  gave  order  upon  the  second  reading  to  have  it 
engrossed,  insomuch  as  there  is  no  doubt  of  the  passing  of 
that  bUl.  This  ready  loyalty  is  very  gratifying,  at  this  time 
especially  when  such  rumours  and  reports  are  current  of  the 
speedy  return  of  Tyrone  and  other  fugitives,  and  of  so  many 
giddy  young  men  prepared  to  entertain  and  adhere  to  them 
as  occasion  shall  be  presented.  WiU  make  further  relation 
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1615. 

of  the  oecurrents  and  passages  of  His  Majesty's  service  here. — 
Dublin  Castle,  28  April  1615. 
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April  26.       89.        Francis  Blundell  to  Sm  R.  Winwood. 
^■•^■'Jf^^^f'  Arrived  here  the  20th  present,  and  found  the  Houses  of 

Parliament  assembled  two  days  before.  The  next  day  the 
bill  for  the  subsidy  vras  first  read  in  the  Lower  House,  and 
yesterday,  which  was  the  25th,  a  motion  was  allowed  of  that 
it  might  be  read  the  second  time.  The  House  permitted  him 
to  speak  first,  though  some  others  stood  awhile  in  competition 
with  him  for  it.  Was  seconded  by  many  others,  and  order 
was  given  that  it  should  be  engrossed. 

The  Irish  party  were  as  ready  as  the  English  herein,  and  he 
urges  the  commendation  of  this  work  may  be  given  to  them 
only  to  whom  they  are  justly  due,  and  that  it  may  not  be 
thought  that  it  is  done  by  any  of  His  Majesty's  ministers  here 
(which  is  a  thing  of  which  the  House  is  jealous),  but  by  the 
voluntary  motion  of  the  people  themselves,  whom  no  power 
in  this  kingdom  can  sway  to  anything,  which  they  do  not 
well  like  of ;  [but  if  their  hearts  are  answerable  to  their  words 
His  Majesty  may  rest  more  assured  of  their  faith  than  any 
King  of  England  ever  could. 

It  has  been  lately  propounded  in  the  House,  and  he  thinks 
not  without  some  secret  incitation  of  the  Lord  Deputy's,  that 
his  Lordship  might  be  moved  to  prorogue  the  Parliament 
after  the  passing  of  the  Acts  now  in  question  until  Michael- 
mas term,  in  which  vacation  His  Majesty  may  be  requested 
from  the  House  to  license  some  new  Acts  (as  they  pretend) 
for  the  good  of  the  country  which  have  not  as  yet  been 
thought  upon.  Doubts  not  but  his  Lordship  wlU  be  easily 
drawn  to  grant  it,  if  it  be  within  his  power,  but  thinks  his 
commission  is  only  to  hold  a  Parliament  during  November 
sessions,  and  that  consequently  it  must  be  dissolved  at  this. 

Suggests  that  favour  should  be  shown  by  the  Government 
to  the  people,  as  well  in  requital  of  their  conformity  in  this 
Parliament  as  to  encourage  them  hereafter  to  do  well,  lest 
they  should  think  that  the  subsidy  and  some  other  Acts  for 
His  Majesty's  advantage  being  passed,  there  is  little  regard 
had  of  what  they  desire,  and  yet  the  great  charge  that  this 
poor  country  is  at,  by  giving  allowance  to  such  as  give  their 
attendance  here  should  be  also  taken  into  consideration,  that 
they  may  not  be  too  much  impoverished  by  the  continuing  of 
this  Parliament  over  long. 

But  howsoever  it  shall  please  Iffi  Majesty  or  their  Lord- 
ships there  to  direct,  either  for  the  dissolving  or  further  pro- 
roguing of  this  Parliament ;  purposes  (with  their  aUowance) 
to  return  to  England  immediately  upon  the  determining  of 
this  session,  the  Act  of  subsidy  being  first  granted,  which  was 
the  chiefest  cause  of  his  two  journeys  hither. 

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from  the  Lord  Deputy  of  a  new  rebellion  intended  in  Ulster. 
Can  give  but  doubtful  advertisements  because  the  examina- 
tions and  other  reports  concerning  that  matter  are  so  closely 
carried  by  the  Lord  Deputy,  and  others  of  the  Marshal  men, 
as  if  they  desired  that  things  should  be  suspected  to  be  more 
dangerous  than  he  supposes  they  are.  As  much  as  he  knows 
for  truth  is  this  :  There  was  a  stragghng  fellow  lately  taken 
by  the  Provost  Marshal  of  Coleraine,  who  being  to  be  hanged 
as  an  idle  person,  offered  (as  the  manner  of  this  people  is)  to 
save  his  own  life  by  confessing  such  things  as  might  much 
concern  His  Majesty's  service,  and  having  redeemed  his  neck 
by  that  promise,  presently  upon  examination,  accused  divers 
active  young  men  of  the  ancient  septs  of  the  Irish  in  that 
province  of  having  combined  together  to  take  by  surprisal  the 
towns  of  Coleraine,  the  Derry,  and  other  places  of  moment 
there,  and  then  to  proceed  to  a  rebellion.  Thereupon  some  of 
the  parties  accused  were  apprehended,  which  was  done  in  so 
ill  a  fashion,  that  others  of  the  country,  hearing  that  their 
neighbours  were  snatched  up  in  that  kind,  betook  themselves 
presently  with  some  of  their  followers  to  the  woods,  and  there 
they  yet  remain  upon  their  keeping,  as  they  call  it  here. 
Does  not  hear,  however,  of  any  outrageous  act  that  they  have 
since  committed,  which  is  a  sign  that  they  were  not  guilty 
men,  but  that  they  fled  to  the  woods  only  to  secure  themselves, 
being  fearful  to  be  apprehended  and  imprisoned,  as  they  saw 
their  friends  and  neighbours  were. — Dubliu,  26  April  1615. 

II.  This  former  letter  being  written  two  days  since,  the 
winds  continued  so  cross,  that  he  could  not  rend  it  away,  and 
now  makes  this  addition.  The  bill  of  subsidy  was  this 
morning  read  the  third  time  in  the  House,  with  so  clear  a 
passage  there  that  nothing  was  ever  granted  in  Parliament 
with  a  more  full  consent ;  ^all  parties  honestly  contending  who 
should  most  lively  express  his  zeal  to  His  Majesty  by  forward- 
ness in  granting  that  bill.  It  was  then  presented  to  the  Upper 
House,  and  he  thinks  to-morrow  will  receive  perfection  there. 
Many  of  the  Irish  have  assured  him  in  private,  and  some  of 
them  have  intimated  as  much  in  their  speeches  in  the  House, 
that  if  it  had  not  been  for  the  late  losses  they  have  sustained 
by  the  death  of  their  cattle,  which  is  the  wealth  of  this 
country,  they  would  have  made  an  humble  offer  to  His  Ma- 
jesty of  another  subsidy,  and  that  they  will  be  ready  to  grant 
it  whensoever  His  Majesty  shall  be  pleased  hereafter  to 
demand  it  of  them.  Thought  it  his  duty  to  acquaint  them 
with  this,  being  sure  that  His  Majesty  will  receive  the  report 
of  these  things  with  much  contentment. — Dublin,  28  April 
1615. 

Pp.  6.    Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

April  28.      90         Sir  Olivee  St.  John  to  Sir  R.  "Winwood. 
Td''233^n^'  Reports  the  prosperous  course  of  the  subsidy.     Refers  to 

^  ■      '    ■  the  conspiracy  and  rebellion  intended  in  Ulster  already  men- 

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April  28. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  223,  18. 


[April.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.233,  19. 


tioned  in  other  letters.     The  province  of  Connaught,  however, 
remains  quiet.     The  Earl  of  Clanricard  is  expected. — Dublin, 
28  April  1616. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

91.        Sir  Egbert  Jacob  to  Sir  R  Winwood. 

AiTived  here  the  20th,  and  delivered  the  Acts  to  the  Lord 
Deputy,  and  since  that  time  divers  of  those  bills  have  been 
read  in  both  Houses.  The  Parliament  goes  on  quietly  and 
orderly,  and  the  bill  of  subsidy  passed  this  day  in  the  Lower 
House.  Not  one  man  spake  against  it  in  the  conclusion, 
though  at  the  beginning  some  of  the  natives  opposed  it.  The 
Lords  are  as  willing  as  the  Commons,  and  had  passed  it  first, 
but  that  they  were  informed  that  it  was  more  proper  to  have 
it  first  pass  the  Lower  House.  They  will  go  near  to  pass  most 
of  these  bills  by  the  end  of  the  next  week,  and  then  (it  is 
given  out)  they  purpose  to  prorogue  the  Parliament  until 
Allhallowtide.  Sees  no  cause  why  they  should  put  it  off  any 
longer,  it  is  a  great  burthen  to  the  country,  and  it  were  well 
it  were  ended.  If  these  bills  that  are  now  transmitted  into 
England  be  the  cause  of  proroguing  it,  they  should  do  better 
to  adjourn  it  until  the  next  term,  and  then  to  dissolve  it. 

Referring  to  the  conspiracy,  he  says  the  conspirators  were 
a  company  of  young  fellows,  whereof  four  are  taken,  and 
some  keep  in  the  woods,  but  do  no  hurt,  and  would  be  glad  to 
come  in  if  they  might  have  their  pardons ;  so  that  it  is  a 
matter  of  no  great  importance,  howsoever  some  men  magnify 
it.— Dublin,  28  April  1615. 

P.  1.     Sigiwd.     Add.     Endd. 

92.        Names  of  the  Conspirators. 

The  names  of  the  conspirators  in  the  plot  to  surprise 
Londonderry,  Coleraine,  and  Carrickfergus  (alluded  to  in  the 
Lord  Deputy's  letter  of  the  18th  April,  and  probably  trans- 
mitted in  some  subsequent  letter  not  now  to  be  formd) : — 

Alex.  M'Donnell,  eldest  son  of  James  M'Donnell,  grandchild 
to  Surly  Boye,  nephew  to  Sir  Randall  M'Donnell. 

Lother  M'Donnell,  base  brother  to  Sir  RandaU. 

Rowry  Oge  O'Cahan,  the  eldest  son  of  Sir  Donnell  O'Cahan, 
prisoner  in  the  Tower. 

Gorry  M'Manus  O'Cahan  and  Shane  M'Manus  O'Cahan,  the 
sons  of  Manus  M.  Evally  O'Cahan. 

Surley  M' James  Oge  O'Donell,  brother  to  the  above-named 
Alexander. 

Shane  Oge  M'Shane,  M'Brien  O'Neile,  a  base  son  of  Shane 
M'Brian  O'Neale's,  Neale  Oge  M'Neale,  M'Hugh  O'Neale, 
Hugh  Mergagh  M'Neale,  M'Hugh  O'Neale,  the  sons  of  Neale 
M'Hugh  M'Phelomie  O'Neale,  whose  father  was  killed  in  the 
late  Queen's  service.  I  have  been  at  charge  with  the  educa- 
tion and  breeding  of  these  three  youths  these  15  years,  two  of 
them  are  of  the  religion,  and  come  to  our  churches  daily. 


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1615. 

Hugh  Oge  M'Quinn  M'Brian  O'Neale,  a  nephew  of  Shane 
M'Brian  O'Neales. 

Donell  M'Con  O'Donell,  Hugh  Boy  M'Con  O'Donell,  the  two 
brethren  of  Sir  Neale  O'Donell,  prisoner  in  the  Tower. 

Donell  M'Owine,  M'Donell  O'Neale,  of  the  Brade,  a  desperate 
kearne. 

Gillipatrick  M'Gorrie,  M'Gillipat  M'Henry,  James  M'Morris 
M'Hemy,  Mee  M'Donnell  Gorme,  Donnough  M'Bryan  Modder 
O'Cahan,  Brian  O'Mollan,  Golliduffe  O'Mollan,  and  his  two 
sons ;  these  six  are  like  to  the'former. 

Bryan  Crossagh  O'Neale,  the  base  son  of  Sir  Cormock 
M'Baron  O'Neale,  prisoner  in  the  Tower. 

Hugh  M'Shane  O'Neale,  a  desperate  fellow,  dwelling  on  the 
Londoners'  lands,  and  well  able  to  raise  store  of  men. 

James  Oge  M' James  M'Henry. 

Patrick  Ballogh  O'Murrey,  a  dark. 

Langhline  a  Levertie,  a  priest. 

Brian  a  Levertie,  that  halteth. 

Cormock  Koe  M'Esheale. 

Donell  Oge  M'Donell  Boy. 

Brian  M'Henry  and  his  two  brothers. 

Brian  O'Levertie,  of  the  Roote. 

Arte  Oge  O'Neale  M'Donell  M'Shane,  nemalaght. 

Owen  O'Neale,  his  brother. 

Hugh  O'Mergee. 

Patrick  Balagh  O'Mergee. 

Manus  O'Mergee.  Ordinary  men  apt  for  such  dangerous 
attempts. 

Pp.  3.     Endd. :  "  A  list  of  the  conspirators'  names." 

May  3.        93.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 
Philad.  p.,  Return  him  thanks  for  his  care  and  vigilance  exhibited  by 

^°'   '^'       ■  his  letter  of  the  13th  of  April  last,  with  the  happy  discovery 

of  a  dangerous  practice  tending  to  rebellion  and  the  appre- 
hension of  those  traitors  and  the  further  discovery  of  their 
treasons. 

Upon  receiving  his  letters  they  called  before  them  the 
governor  and  some  of  the  committees  for  the  London  planta- 
tion, and  apprised  them  of  his  opinion  of  the  danger  and 
weakness  both  of  Deny  and  Coleraine,  and  how  necessary 
was  the  building  of  a  keep  in  Coleraine ;  they  promised  to 
give  immediate  order  for  the  strengthening  of  both  those 
places,  but  prayed  time  to  consider  the  building  of  such  a  fort 
because  of  its  chargeableness. 

His  Majesty  having  seen  his  letter  immediately  called  to 
mind  the  orders  formerly  given  him  for  sending  over  the  sons 
of  divers  noblemen  and  gentlemen  of  that  kingdom  at  his 
(Chichester's)  late  being  in  England,  and  the  slow  performance 
thereof,  it  being  conceived  to  be  a  point  so  necessary  for  the 
future  safety  and  quiet  of  that  kingdom.  His  Majesty,  there- 
fore, expects  that  he  will  forthwith  take  care  for  the  sending 


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1(J15. 


May  7. 

Philad.  p., 
vol.  2,  p.  328. 


May  10. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trm.  Coll.,  Dublin. 

F.  3.,  15. 


over  of  these  young  gentlemen  mentioned  in  the  list  or  note 
■which  he  has  already  received.  Touching  his  wish  for  a 
direction  concerning  Tyrone's  son,  he  is  to  take  order  for  his 
being  immediately  sent  over  under  safe  convoy,  where,  upon 
his  arrival,  such  further  measures  shall  be  taken  as  to  His 
Majesty  shall  seem  fit.  Will  give  order  to  the  Lord  Treasurer 
for  payment  of  the  money  he  requires. — Whitehall,  3  May 
1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffblke,  E.  Wor- 
cester, W.  KnoUys,  Raphe  Winwood,  Fulk  Grevyl,  Edd.  Coke, 
Jul.  Csesar. 

Pp.  li     Add.    Endd. 

94.  The  King  to  Chichester. 

Directs  him  to  return  his  thanks  to  the  Parliament  for 
passing  the  bills  of  subsidy  lately  transmitted  from  England, 
which  were  at  once  passed  by  both  Houses  with  so  much 
speed  and  so  universal  and  cheerful  a  consent  that  there 
seemed  to  arise  an  affectionate  emulation  amongst  them  which 
should  express  most  love  and  forwardness  to  him.  They  are 
to  be  assured  that  he  is  better  pleased  with  the  free  manner 
of  this  present  than  if  they  had  given  him  ten  times  the  sum 
he  shall  receive  by  it.  He  now  clearly  perceives  that  the 
difficult  beginnings  of  the  Parhament  were  occasioned  only 
by  ignorance  and  mistakes  arising  from  the  long  disuse  of 
Parliaments  there,  and  therefore  he  has  cancelled  the  memory 
of  them,  and  is  so  well  pleased  with  this  dutiful  conformity  of 
theirs  that  he  (Chichester)  is  to  assure  them  that  he  holds  his 
subjects  of  that  kingdom  in  equal  favour  with  those  of  his 
other  kingdoms. — Westminster,  7  May,  in  the  13th  year  of 
the  reign. 

P.  1.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

95.  Examination  of  Knogher  M'Gilpatrick  O'Mullan,  of 
the  age  of  60  years  or  thereabouts,  taken  before  Sir 
Thos.  PhiUips  the  10th  day  of  May  1615. 

Says  that  being  in  company  with  Manus  M'Manus,  M'Gil- 
rowe  O'Mullan,  James  M'Knogher  O'MuUan,  Gilleduff  O'Mullan, 
M'GiUeglass,  Brian  M'Shane  Boy  O'Mullan,  James  M'Shane  Boy 
O'Mullan,  and  Art  M'Tomlen  O'Mullan,  on  Tuesday  the  9th  of 
this  instant  month,  towards  the  evening,  going  from  the  town 
of  Lymavady  towards  Ballyginn  expecting  there  to  meet  Sir 
Thomas  Phillips  (who  was  then  holden  abroad),  there  fell  a 
controversy  and  discord  between  Art  M'Tomlen  O'Mullan  and 
Brian  M'Shane  O'Mullan,  and  so  far  they  proceeded  therein 
that  the  (they)  grew  to  blows,  and  then  the  said  Art  uttered 
these  speeches  to  the  said  Bryan,  saying,  "  Thou  art  a  church- 
warden and  yet  dost  not  attend  thy  office  according  thy 
instructions.  Thou  had  16  masses  said  in  thy  house  by 
Gillecome  M'Teig,  Abbot,  to  whom  thou  gavest  a  white  cow 


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J(iI5. 

for  his  service,  and  then  relievedst  the  said  Gillecome  and 
harbourdest  him  in  thy  house  as  well  as  abroad.  Neile 
M'Hugh  M'Mortagh  O'Neile  was  not  at  my  house  as  he  was 
at  thiae  to  plot  the  biirning  of  Derry  and  Coleraine,  and  to 
betray  the  castle  of  Lymevady  and  to  kill  Sir  Thomas  Phil- 
lips, and  thou  and  thy  brother  James  M'Shane  Boy  were  the 
means  that  Rory  O'Cahan  did  send  into  the  Clandeboys  for 
Neal  M'Hugh  M'Murtagh  to  come  to  speak  with  the  said 
Rory  who  came  to  Lymevady  with  some  show'  of  matter  that 
he  had  to  Sir  Thos.  Phillips  about^ayear  past ;  but  at  his  going 
thither  he  lay  at  thy  house  a  night,  and  when  he  returned 
thence  he  lay  at  thy  brother  James  M'Shan  Boy's  house,  but 
before  that  Neale  came  he  was  instructed  to  make  (as  the 
said  Art  said)  some  other  errand  into  the  country  than  to 
make  known  that  he  came  to  speak  with  the  said  Eory 
O'Cahan."  And  further  said  to  the  said  Brian,  "  Thou  and  thy 
brother  are  as  deeply  in  this  practice  lately  discovered  as  Rory 
O'Cahan  is."  Of  all  which  his  speeches  the  said  Art  charged 
this  deponent  and  the  rest  that  were  in  his  company  above- 
named  to  remember  his  speeches,  and  to  reveal  them,  which  if 
they  did  not  perform  they  should  be  held  as  guilty  in  the 
matter  as  Brian  M'Shane  and  his  brother  were. 

Says  that  Eory  Oge  O'Cahan  forsook  his  ireehold,  and  for 
the  most  part  continued  at  the  house  of  Shane  Boy,  which  is 
in  a  remote  place,  and  that  the  Mergees  [or  Macgees]  that  now 
are  in  prison  in  the  Derry  did  resort  to  him  thither. 

And  lastly  says  that  in  Lent  last  Edmond  Groom  M'Tomlen 
O'Mullan,  being  a  constable,  did  say  before  deponent  and 
Donagh  O'Cahan  that  he  hoped  to  get  Mr.  Babington  shortly 
a  perch  length  or  two  from  his  own  house  to  cut  off  his  head, 
and  shortly  to  be  at  the  sharing  of  those  goods  which  he,  the 
said  Babington,  had  so  unconscionably  gotten  of  him  and 
others.  And  that  upon  these  speeches  this  examinate  advised 
Mr.  Babington  to  leave  his  dwelling-house  and  to  go  live  under 
Sir  Thos.  Phillips  for  his  better  safety. 

May  10.       96.        ^The  several  Examinations  of  Art  M'Tomlin,  O'Mul- 

StearneMSS.,  LAN,    JaMES    M'ShANE    BoY    O'MuLLAN,    and    BllYAN 

"^^r^ S'lS.''^''"'  M'HxjGH  Boy  O'Mullan,  taken  as  aforesaid,  the  day 

and  year  aforesaid. 
Admit  there  was  a  falling  out  betwixt  Art  M'Tomlin 
O'Mullan  and  Brian  M'Shane  Boy,  and  that  he  uttered  all 
those  speeches  which  are  alleged  to  be  by  him  spoken,  except 
that  they  deny  that  ever  he  spake  anything  concerning  the 
plotting  and  burning  of  the  Derry  and  to  the  places  before 
spoken  of  in  the  examination  of  Knogher  M'Gilpatrick. 

Pp.  2.     Copy. 

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1615. 
May  10. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin, 

F.  3.,  15. 


May  10. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dablin, 

F.  3.,  l!). 


May  10. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin, 

F.  3.,  15. 


97.  Examination  of  Rice  Jones,  of  the  age  of  22  years,  taken 

as  aforesaid,  the  day  and  year  aforesaid. 

Being  at  the  house  of  Manus  M'Gibew  O'MuUan,  when 
Daniel  M'Manus  O'MuUan  brought  home  his  wife,  there  was 
a  falling  out  betwixt  Rory  O'Cahan  and  the  said  Daniel 
O'MuUan  about  a  boy  then  belonging  to  the  said  Rory, 
whereupon  many  speeches  passed  between  them.  And  the 
said  Rory  O'Cahan  said  to  the  said  Daniel  in  the  English 
tongue  thus  :  "Well,  thou  makest  much  of  Sir  Thomas 
Phillip's  churls,  and  makest  little  of  me  and  of  my  men ;  and 
albeit  that  Sir  Thomas  holdeth  a  castle  of  mine  from  me, 
which  of  right  is  my  inheritance,  I  hope  to  have  it  again 
before  long  in  despite  of  aU  men." 

And  further  cannot  depose. 

P.  i.     Copy. 

98.  Examination    of  Charles  Fisher  taken  10th  day  of 

May,  anno  1615,  before  Sir  Thomas  Phillips. 

That  he  was  at  M'Gillerew  O'MuUan's  house  when  Jones  was 
there,  when  there  was  a  great  faUing  out  between  Rory 
O'Cahan  and  the  son  of  Manus  M'GiUerew,  whose  name  is 
Daniel,  and  so  far  they  proceeded  therein  that  deponent  was 
constrained  to  rise  and  to  assist  the  people  of  the  house  to  put 
forth  those  that  were  within  of  Rory  O'Cahan's  people,  and 
being  near  the  door  he  heard  Rory  Daniel  M'Manus  call  this 
examinate  by  name,  and  desired  him  to  bear  witness  that 
Rory  O'Cahan  had  said  that  notwithstanding  the  said  Daniel 
made  much  of  Sir  Thomas  PhUlip's  churls,  and  made  little  of 
him  and  his  men,  that  the  said  Sir  Thomas  held  his  castle 
from  him,  which  was  his  own  inheritance,  yet  he  hoped  to 
have  it  again  in  despite  of  all  men ;  which  words  the  said 
Daniel  delivered  with  a  loud  voice  in  the  hearing  and  presence 
of  the  said  Rory,  yet  he,  the  said  Rory,  never  gave  answer 
thereunto,  but  held  himself  sUent. 

And  further  cannot  depose. 

P.  1.     Copy. 

99.  The  several  Examinations  of  James  M'Knogher  and 

Manus  M'Gillerowe   O'Mullan    taken  before    Sir 
Thomas  PhUlips  the  10th  of  May  1615. 
Camiot  depose  to  the  speeches  uttered  by  Edmund  Groom 
O'MuUan. 


May  10.      100. 

Stearne  MSS., 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin, 

F,  3.,  15. 


Examination  of  Gilleduff  M'Gilleglass  O'Mullan 
taken  as  aforesaid,  the  day  and  year  aforesaid. 
That  all  the  former  depositions,  to  the  coming  of  Neil 
M'Hugh  M'Murtagh  into  the  country,  being  sent  for  by  Rory 
O'Cahan,  as  the  speeches  with  the  forenamed  Art  M'Tomlin 
O'Mullan  at  their  falling  out  imported  are  true,  and  further 


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1615. 


cannot  depose,  in  that  he  took  but  little  regard  to  their 
speeches. 
P.  1.     Copy. 


May  11.       101.        The  several  Examinations  of  John  Crompe  and  John 

same  MSf  ^ 

Col.,  Dul 
F.  3.,  15. 


StearueMSS.,  Bell  |taken  before  Sir  Thomas  Phillips,  11th  of  May 

Trin.  Col.,  Dublin.  1615  -       ^  •' 


The  week  before  James  M'Brian  O'Mullan  was  apprehended 
the  said  James  lay  lurking  at  Lymavady  four  or  five  days 
together,  and  had  in  his  company  one  Fardorough  M'Corbe 
(who  has  been  on  his  keeping  ever  since)  and  some  three  or 
four  others  in  his  company. 

P.  1.     Copy. 

May  13.      102.        Commission  to  give  Royal  Assent  to  Bills. 
Grant  Book.  Commission  to  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  declare  the 

King's  assent  to  certain  BiUs  agreed  upon  in  a  Parliament  in 

Ireland.     Grant  Book,  p.  159. 

May  13.      103.        Examination  of  Robert  Williamson  taken  before  Sir 
Stearne  MSS.,  Thomas  Phillips,  13th  day  of  May  1615. 

r.  3.,'i5.       '  Being  servant  to  Henry   Robinson  of  Londonderry,   was 

taken  in  a  boat  of  his  said  master's  by  Collo  M'Gillaspick,^  with 
whom  he  by  force  has  continued  the  space  of  10  weeks  now 
last  past,  and  that  this  last  night  he  made  an  escape  from  him 
from  the  Raughlins. 

In  the  time  he  was  with  CoUo  he  was  a  labourer,  and 
wrought  in  the  boat,  and  he  with  Collo  was  one  day  ashore 
at  Laxsa,  which  is  within  a  mile  of  the  castle  in  Eyley  [Islay], 
and  CoUo's  men  were  one  night  in  the  Island  of  Eyley  to 
confer  with  their  friends  there. 

During  examinate's  being  with  Collo  M'Gillaspick  he  was 
in  many  islands  with  the  said  Collo,  as  namely  CoUernessy 
[Colonsay],  which  is  within  eight  miles  from  Eyley,  but  went 
not  ashore  there.  From  thence  to  Mulley  [Isle  of  Mull],  some 
40  miles  from  Collomessy,  and  there  remained  four  days,  but 
went  not  on  shore  ;  from  thence  to  Canna  ^  some  20  miles 
from  Mulley,  where  they  were  about  eight  days  ;  there  they 
went  ashore  and  feasted  and  drank  with  their  friends,  and 
chiefly  with  M'Callon  O'Cahan's  wife  (her  husband  being  in 
Scotland) ;  from  there  they  sailed  to  Ewest  [Uist],  which  is 
40  miles  from  Canna,  and  there  Coll  went  ashore  and  lay  on 
land  with  two  of  his  men  in  his  company  one  night.  The 
boat  stayed  there  eight  days ;  from  thence  they  sailed  to  the 
Isle  Art  [Hirta],  which  is  from  Eross  ^100  miles,  whereof 
Maylon  (?)  is  commander.  There  they  landed  and  took 
great  store  of  barley,  and  some  30  sheep  for  their  provi- 
sion.    This  island  is  in  length  two  miles  or  thereabouts,  and 

1  i.e.,  CoU  M'Donnell  sou  of  Gillaspick  M'Donnell. 

2  StiU  so  called. 


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1615. 

there  were  but  10  men  and  10  women  inhabiting  therein. 
There  they  remained  a  month.  From  Art  they  sailed  to 
another  island  called  Burribaugh  (?),  which  is  six  miles 
from  Ai-t,  of  some  half  a  mile  in  compass.  There  is  no 
dwelling  therein,  but  only  is  a  solky  [spot] ;  there  Coll  had  a 
purpose  to  keep  himself,  for  it  is  of  such  strength  as  not  to  be 
gained  but  by  famine.  And  from  thence  they  returned  back 
the  same  way  they  went  thither,  and  touched  at  every  place 
as  formerly  they  had  done  on  their  voyage  outward ;  and  they 
came  to  the  Raughlins  and  landed  there,  taking  the  prin- 
cipal men  of  the  island,  and  having  them  bound  all  night, 
and  loosed  them  in  the  daytime,  and  they  broke  all  the  boats 
they  found  at  the  island  to  prevent  their  going  to  the  main 
to  give  intelligence  of  his  being  there. 

Coll  M'GiUaspie,  with  two  of  his  men  in  his  company,  went 
from  the  Raughlins  in  a  fisher  boat  of  his,  and  landed  at  Port 
Britas^  called  Bonavargie  [Bun-na-Margie],^  the  10th  of  this 
month  being  Wednesday,  and  sent  the  boat  back  to  the 
Raughlins,  and  they  took  a  fisherman's  boat  of  some  five  or 
six  tons  which  was  laden  with  oats  for  Scotland. 

Coll  M'Gillaspie  after  he  was  put  on  shore  at  Bonavargie, 
which  was  about  10  o'clock  in  the  forenoon,  they  [went]  as 
far  as  Lough  Chichester  [Lough  Neagh],  and  returned  not 
until  Friday  the  7th  of  this  month,  but  with  whom  or  in 
what  places  about  the  Lough  they  were,  knows  not. 

When  Coll  and  his  company  returned  they  made  a  fire  on 
a  hill  in  sight  of  the  boat  which  lay  at  Raughlins,  being  a 
token  between  them,  that  on  sight  thereof  he  should  bring  the 
boat  for  him,  which  was  accordingly  done,  and  in  their  way 
towards  the  Raughlins  they  took  a  boat  which  was  bound  for 
Loughfoyle  with  salt,  which  they  gave  chase  to,  and  in  the 
chase,  with  a  shot  of  a  caliver,  they  killed  one  of  the  Scots' 
mariners,  and  then  took  the  boat,  being  about  the  burthen  of 
12  tons. 

There  was  in  her  besides  salt,  five  hogsheads  of  wine,  eight 
hogshead  of  beare  (beer),  and  three  score  Scots  gallons  of 
aqua  vitce,  and  some  money  to  pay  the  fishermen  for  their 
labour  besides  other  necessaries  for  fishing. 

The  boat  came  to  the  shore  and  fetched  them  about  10 
o'clock  in  the  forenoon. 

There  came  from  the  shore  with  Coll  M'Gillaspie,  one  Sorley 
M'James  M'Donnell  and  six  men  in  his  company,  the  names 
of  two  of  them  he  heard  called,  the  one  Alexander  M'Donnell, 
the  other  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan,  but  for  the  other  four  he  never 
heard  them  called  by  their  names. 

He  did  oftimes  hear  Coll  M'Gillaspie  say  he  would  disperse 
his  company  and  live  himself  in  the  Island  of  Eyley  and 


'  British  port,  the  little  landing  place  at  the  head  of  Ballycastle  Bay, 
Antrim. 


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Kenilier  (1)\  in  secret  manner  among  his  friends,  and  would 
have  a  small  boat  that  should  carry  him  away  upon  all 
occasions  if  he  should  by  any  means  be  discovered,  and  that 
this  was  his  full  resolution  when  he  went  into  the  county  of 
Antrim  from  Raughlins  as  aforesaid ;  but  it  should  seem  that 
he  was  otherwise  advised  when  he  was  among  his  friends 
about  Lough  Chichester  aforesaid,  for  that  at  his  return  with 
Surly  M' James  M'Donnel  he  vowed  to  pillage  and  rifle  all 
those  that  he  could  overcome  without  sparing  of  any,  and  he 
heard  those  in  the  company  of  Coll  say  that  Sorly  M' James 
was  the  first  that  entered  aboard  the  Glascoe  boat,  and  that  the 
Scotchmen  that  lost  that  boat  did  confirm  the  same  to  be  true. 

After  Coll  M'Gillaspie  did  return  with  Sorley  M' James 
M'Donnel  to  the  Raughlins  he  heard  Coll  say  that  he  would 
make  himself  as  strong  as  he  might  with  all  speed,  and  would 
attempt  the  regainiag  of  the  castle  in  Eyley,  and  having 
effected  the  same,  he  would  put  the  Seotts  that  should  be 
there  found  to  death  without  sparing  of  any  living  creature 
of  them. 

At  the  time  examinate  came  from  Coll  M'Gillaspie  as  afore- 
said with  the  small  boat  of  five  or  six  ton  formerly  taken,  he 
had  in  his  company  some  30  men  and  boys,  mariners,  and 
had  among  them  14  calivers,  24  swords,  17  targets,  and  every 
one  a  long  skiene,  and  every  one  of  them  that  had  calivers, 
had  some  20  shot  of  powder  and  not  any  more. 

On  Saturday  the  6th  of  May,  Coll  M'Gillaspie  went  ashore 
at  the  Isle  of  CoUumkelle  [lona],  and  there  did  drink  aqua 
vitcB  with  Laughlin  M'Gleane  [Maclean],  M'Gleane's  brother, 
and  stayed  there  about  two  hours,  and  there  bought  some  five 
or  six  pounds  of  powder,  and  as  much  lead,  but  of  whom  he 
knows  not,  because  he  was  not  suffered  to  go  ashore.  This 
island  was  called  CoUown  (?),  and  is  about  a  quarter  of  a  mile 
from  the  Isle  of  MuU. 

Lastly  he  came  not  in  the  boat  with  CoU  M'Gillaspie  when 
he  landed  in  the  county  of  Antrim,  but  he  came  in  the  boat 
to  fetch  him  aboard,  which  was  near  the  place  where  the 
quarry  of  freestone  is,  and  it  was  about  10  o'clock  in  the 
forenoon,  and  in  that  place  he  was  likewise  put  ashore. 

Signed :  Thos.  Phillips. 

Pp.  5.     Copy. 

May  17.     104.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

^^^^-  ^■'  The  fishermen  of  England  having  complained  to  His  Ma- 

^  ■   '^"      '  jesty  that  having  time  out  of  mind  been  accustomed  to  fish 

upon  the  coasts  of  Ireland  without  any  tax  or  imposition, 
they  have  last  year  been  interrupted  by  one  Davies  under  a 
lease  made  by  your  Lordships  of  certain  fines  imposed  by  a 
statute  of  5th  Edward  IV.  on  all  strangers' fishing  on  that  coast, 
by  which  he  claimed  and  exacted  13s.  4>d.  of  every  vessel  of 
six  tons  burden,  and  2s.  of  every  boat  under  that  size ;   but 


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1615. 

that,  having  repaired  for  relief  to  him  (Chichester),  he  has 
suspended  the  levy. 

As  they  cannot  conceive  that  the  meaning  of  the  Act  was 
to  apply  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  subjects,  and  as  he  considers 
fishing  to  be  a  necessary  of  seamen,  they  request  him  to  give 
order  that  the  tax  be  no  more  levied,  and  that  the  bonds 
taken  of  the  fishermen  last  year  be  cancelled  ;  and  notwith- 
standing that  Davies  should  stand  upon  his  right  and  title 
under  his  said  lease,  he  is  still  to  suppress  the  same,  and  refer 
him  for  further  trial  to  England. — Whitehall,  17  May  1615. 

Signed  :  G.  Cantuar.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke, 
Exeter,  W.  KnoUys,  E.  Wotton,  Eaphe  Winwood,  Fulk 
Grevyll,  Edd.  Coke,  Jul.  Csesar. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 


May  20.      105.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Phiiad.  p.,  jg  surprised  that  he  has  not  put  in  execution  the  commands 

^°  ■  '  ^'      ■  he  gave  by  his  former  letters,  requiring  him  to  put  Lord 

Dingwall  and  the  lady  his  wife  into  possession  of  Clough- 
grennan  from  which  they  were  "  expulsed  "  by  Thomas  Butler, 
a  supposed  son  of  the  late  Viscount  Butler.  He  is  to  receive 
his  former  letters  and  the  several  points  in  them,  and  put  them 
in  execution ;  "  for  besides  that  we  hold  the  cause  to  be  just  and 
lawful,  we  profess  to  favour  the  welfare  of  this  lady  both  be- 
cause she  is  of  the  religion,  the  professors  whereof  in  that  king- 
dom conscience  and  policy  do  require  us  to  cherish,  and  that 
solely  by  our  mediation  the  marriage  she  has  made  has  been 
contracted,  which  we  wish  may  be  both  fortunate  to  her  and 
prosperous  to  her  posterity." — Westminster,  20  May,  in  the 
13th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  1^.    8ign  manual  at  head.     Add.    Endd. 

May  20.     106.         The  Examination  of  Cahil  O'Hara,  Esq.,  taken  before 
Stearne  MSS.,  Sir  Thomas  Phillips. 

"f.  3.,'i5."  ^°'  ^^y^  ^^^^  Alexander  M'Donnel  was  at  his  house  a  short 

time  after  Christmas  last  (the  day  certain  he  remembers  not, 
but  says  it  was  the  first  day  of  the  snow),  and  stayed  there  three 
naughts,  having  in  his  company  Gilpatrick  Ballagh  O'Rory, 
Brian  O'Leverty,  Dermot  O'Gillowne,  Edward  O'Murry, 
M'Patrick  Ballagh,  and  from  thence  went  to  Ever  M'QuiUin's 
house,  where  they  continued  one  night,  and  from  thence  went 
home  to  his  own  house. 

That  Teige  O'Lennan  was,  as  it  were,  one  of  Alexander 
M'Donnel's  household  people,  and  that  wheresoever  he  the 
said  Alexander  went  the  said  Teig  went  with  him,  and  that 
he  was  as  inward  with  him  as  might  be  for  the  time  he  was 
with  him. 

That  upon  the  death  of  Eeece  M'Donnel  Sir  Randal  pro- 
mised to  give  Alexander  four  townlands  to  augment  his  pro- 
portion, to  eifect  which  he  caused  this  examinate  to  go  with 
him  to  Cross  Carnaghie,  where  they  met  with  the  said  Sir 


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1615. 

Kandal,  and  there  the  said  Alexander  demanded  the  lands. 
Sir  Randal  told  him  (oft)  he  would  give  it  him  the  HaUowtide 
following,  or  the  value  thereof  in  rent,  whereat  the  said  Alex- 
ander seemed  to  be  discontented ;  whereupon  this  examinate 
went  to  the  said  Sir  Eandal  and  told  him  that  it  was  for  this 
deponent's  sake  that  he  would  not  give  him  the  land  accord- 
ing to  his  promise  presently.  Whereupon  the  said  Sir  Randal 
answered  and  protested  to  this  examinate  that  he  would  give 
it  accordingly  for  this  deponent's  father's  sake. 

Being  demanded  whether  he  knew  of  the  landing  of  Collo 
M'GUlaspick  in  the  Glyns  shortly  after  his  escape  from  the 
Isle  of  Kyley,  says  that  he  came  into  the  haven  called  Porte 
Rolack,  being  waste  land  where  Sir  Randal  M'Donnel's  stood 
(stud  ?)  is.  There  he  was  two  or  three  days,  but  in  what 
company  or  in  what  place  he  was  succoured  or  relieved  knows 
not. 

Being  demanded  whether  he  knew  the  said  Daniel  Oge 
M'Donnel  Boy  did  resort  to  Hugh  M'Neil's,  he  says  he  did, 
but  the  same  was  in  the  time  of  his  being  in  protection  (as  is 
alleged). 

Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

Pp.  2.     Copy. 

May  20.      107.        The  King  to  the  Eael  of  Ormond. 

^^1  '233'^2?'  Thanks  him  for  his  letter  of  April  6th.     Requires  him  to 

'     "  come  to  court  at  the  end  of  the  session  of  Parliament,  with 

all  papers  concerning  the  differences  between  him  and  Lord 
Dingwell. — Greenwich,  20  May  1615. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Sealed.     Add.     JEndd, 

May  20.      108.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

v^  '2^33^'2(f '  Directs  that  Lord  and  Lady  Dingwall  be  put  into  possession 

'     '  of  Cloughgrenan,  their  marriage  having  taken  place  by  the 

King's  own  mediation. 

Pp.  8.  Endd. :  "  20  May  1615.  His  Majesty's  letter  to  the 
Lord  Deputy  touching  the  Lord  Dingwell  and  his  lady, 
Greenwich." 

May  21.      109.        The  King  to  the  Earl  of  Ormond. 
^y^j'233^2^'  In  answer  to  his  Lordship's  letter  of  6  April,  commands  him 

to  repair  to  London  with  aU  his  papers  relative  to  the  cause 
between  him  and  Lord  and  Lady  Dingwall. 

P.  1.  Endd.:  "  May  21,  1615.  His  Majesty's  letter  to 
the  Earl  of  Ormond  in  the  behaE  of  the  Lord  DingweU  and 
his  lady.     From  Greenwich." 

May  23.      110.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  King's  Counsel. 

vo^  6*2  No  ^204  Warrant   to   prepare  a  fiant  of   a  grant  to    Sir  Richard 

Morrison  of  the  government  of  the  county  of  Wexford,  Shilela, 
and  the  borders  of  the  said  county  and  of  the  King's  towns, 
ports,  and  garrisons  therein. — Dublin  Castle,  23  May  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Orig.     Endd. 


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1615. 
May  24.      111.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  Jo.  Davys. 

Tol^e'l  'no'^203  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  offices  of  clerk 

of  the  Crown  in  Meath,  Westmeath,  and  Longford,  upon  sur- 
render of  the  same  by  William  Bradley  and  Nicholas  Bisford 
to  the  said  Wilham  Bradley  and  to  John  Weldon. — Dublin 
Castle,  24  May  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head. 

May  27.      112.        The  several  Examinations  of  Teig  O'Lennan,  Donagh 
stearneMSS.,  Cavenagh,   and  Thos.  Williams,   taken  before    Sir 

Tnn.  CoU,Dublm,  rj^g^  CaULFEILD,  SiR  J.  BlENNERHASSET,  Mr.  JUSTICE 

Lowther,  and  Mr.  Justice  Sparke. 

Say  that  yesternight,  after  that  Brian  Crossagh  returned 
from  before  us,  as  he  went  by  the  door  where  this  examinate 
was  inkeeping,  he  spoke,  in  Irish,  to  this  examinate,  willing 
him  that  he  should  not  say  that  he  read  the  letter  himself  to 
Alexander,  but  that  he  heard  that  another  did  read  it ;  and  in 
requital  thereof,  if  he  were  freed,  he  and  his  would  make  him 
requital. 

And  if  he  died  for  this  offence  he  would  leave  behind  him 
that  would  be  revenged  on  him. 

P.  i.     Copy. 

May  28.      113.        Examination  of  Shane  Boy  M'Gillduffe  Oge  O'Mul- 
Steame  MSS.,  LON,  taken  at  LjTiievaddie  the  28th  of  May  1615. 

'^"■f.°3.''i5^''"°'  Says  that  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan  was  purposed  this  present 

month  of  May  to  go  among  the  chief  gentlemen  of  the  north 
of  the  Irish  birth,  as  namely,  to  Brian  Crosse  and  all  the  rest, 
to  get  help  of  them  of  horses  and  arms  in  regard  that  he 
would  be  provided,  for  that  he  hoped  to  have  the  Castle  of 
Lymwaddy  before  it  were  long  by  force  ;  and  that  the  said 
Rory  did  hate  Sir  Thomas  PhiUips  for  taking  of  his  father. 

And  that  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan  bought  a  long  piece  of  Ensign 
Lawrence,  and  sought  to  have  bought  a  sword  of  one  Shane 
M'Davy,  and  that  Alexander  Carrough  M'Donnel  gave  Rory 
O'Cahan  a  target  when  they  were  drinking  at  Enishlockan 
as  a  help  or  beginning  towards  his  gathering  of  arms. 

And  that  he  saw  Alexander  M'Donnel  and  Rory  O'Cahan 
three  several  times  together  at  Enishlockan  within  this  year 
and  a  few  months;  and  when  they  would  use  conference 
together  they  would  separate  themselves  from  other  company 
and  not  suifer  any  to  come  to  them  to  hear  what  they  said. 

His  cause  of  knowledge  is  for  that  he  attended  the  said 
Rory  Oge  O'Cahan  as  his  servant. 

Says  that  he  heard  James  M'Brian  O'MuUon  say  at  the 
time  he  was  to  be  examined  at  Londonderry  these  words, 
viz. :  "  They  in  Carrickfergus  and  we  (meaning  himself  and 
the  rest  of  his  feUow-prisoners)  must  be  all  in  one  tale."  His 
cause  of  knowledge  was  because  he  was  ghackled  to  the  said 
James. 

Signed :  Thomas  Phillips. 

P.  1.     Gajpy. 


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1615. 

May  29.      114.        Examination    of    Edmond    M'Gil>ateiok     Ballagh 
SteMne  MSS.,  O'MuEEAY,  taken  the  day  and  year  aforesaid, 

r.  3.j'i5.      '  Says   that  he  never   told  Teig   O'Lennon  that  Neil   Oge 

M'NeUe,  M'Hugh  O'Neile,  or  his  brother,  Hugh  Mergagh,  were 
joined  with  Alexander  M'Donnel  in  any  plot,  or  that  ever  they 
met  at  O'Harries  to  his  knowledge,  or  that  they  wrote  to 
Alexander  at  any  time  to  his  knowledge,  and  further  cannot 
depose. 

Signed :  Thos.  Phillips. 
P.  i     Copy. 

May  29.      115.        Examination  of  Lodder  M'Donnel  the  29th  of  May. 

TrfaXrfl.  Dublin  ^^   ^^^^   ^®    ®^"^    Couconnagh   O'Kernan,    a  rhymer    or 

F.  3.,'  15.  '  chronicler  to  Conn  Rory  Maguire,  ■  at  BaUymoney,  between 
HoUantide  andjChristmas  last,  and  that  he  told  this  examinate 
that  he  dwelt  with  Maguire,  and  that  he  thinks  he  was  brother 
to  Teig  Oge  O'Kennan  that  went  with  Tyrone  and  died  at 
Roome. 

He  denies  that  ever  Couconnagh  brought  him  any  letters  or 
had  anything  to  do  with  him,  but  he  demanded  a  help  of  this 
deponent. 

He  denies  that  Teig  O'Lennan  did  read  any  letter  which 
came  to  him  from  any  man  (except  it  were  from  this  exami- 
nate's  tenants),  but  confesses  that  the  said  Teig  was  a  month 
at  his  house.  For  answer  to  any  such  letter  he  says  he  made 
none,  in  that  he  received  not  any. 

Denies  he  ever  subscribed  to  any  paper  with  Alexander 
M'Donnel,  and  therefore  neither  knew  the  contents  nor  where 
it  was  left. 

Or  that  ever  he  received  any  message  from  Brian  Crossagh 
O'Neale,  Hugh  M'Shane  O'Neale,  or  any  other,  of  the  taking 
away  of  Conn  Tyrone's  son  from  Sir  Tobie  Caulfeild,  or  of 
any  insurrection  or  other  attempt. 

Pp.  1|.     Copy. 

May  31.      116.        The  Confession  of  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neil,  the  last  of 

SteameMSS.,  May  1615,  which  he  confessed  unto  Teig  O'Lennan 

Tnn.  Coll.,  Dublin,  .      •'      ,        . 

F.  3.,  15.  ™  ^J  hearing. 

First,  he  should  have  the  said  Teig  to  deny  the  accusation 
which  he  did  accuse  him  of;  and  that  he  should  say  that  there 
was  a  great  envy  between  both  their  fathers,  and  that  it  is  of 
mere  malice  that  he  did  accuse  him,  and  that  he  should  be 
glad  to  have  any  just  cause  to  accuse  him  with. 

Secondly,  he  said  that  he  had  very  good  friends  in  Dundalk, 
and  that  he  had  letters  there  in  his  keeping  which  he  received 
from  beyond  seas  from  Tyrone ;  and  further  said  that  if  he 
were  at  liberty  he  would  go  straightways  beyond  seas,  and 
that  he  would  bring  the  said  Teig  O'Lennan  with  him. 

Thirdly,  he  desired  the  said  Teig  that  when  Dermod 
Oge  O'Dunne  and  he  should  be  brought  to  be  examined,  he 


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May  31. 

Philad.  P., 

vol.  4,  p.  411. 


1615. 

should  tell  the  said  Deiinod,  in  his  ear,  that  he  should  accuse 

John  Cornwall  and  Francis ^,  saying  that  they  were  to 

deliver  Conn  O'Neil  to  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neile,  and  that  upon 
his  accusation  he  the  said  Brian  should  be  acquitted  by  reason 
that  neither  the  Lord  Deputy  nor  Sir  Toby  Caulfield  will 
believe  that  either  of  them  were  consenting  to  such  a  matter. 

Signed :  Sam.  Davys. 

P.  1.     Copy. 

117.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 
Enclose  the  petition  of  John  Butler,  of  Cork,  complaining 

that  having  bought  800?.  worth  of  wool  for  export,  and  paid 
one  half  of  the  purchase-money,  he  now  finds  the  export  pro- 
hibited. And  that  having  offered  to  put  in  security  there  not 
to  export  to  any  place  but  England,  which  they  conceive  to  be 
consistent  with  His  Majesty's  intention,  and  the  orders  formerly 
given,  they  pray  that  on  his  giving  such  security  he  may  be 
allowed  to  export  it. — Whitehall,  31  May  1615. 

Signed:  G.  Cant.,  T.  EUesmere,  Cane,  T.  Sufiblke,  E. 
Worcester,  Pembroke,  Fenton,  W.  Knollys,  E.  Wotton,  Eaphe 
Winwood. 

P.  -J-.     Add:     Endd.     Enclosing, 

118.  Petition  of  John  Butler,  of  Cork,  to  the  Lords  of  the 
Council. 

[^This  petition  is  in  the  terms  of  the  foregoing  letters.] 

119.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  offices  of  clerk 

of  the  Crown  in  cos.  Wicklow,  Louth,  and  town  of  Drogheda, 
to  William  Bradley  and  Robert  Dixon,  as  the  same  were 
formerly  granted  to  Nicholas  Bisford. — Dublin  Castle,  May  — , 
1615. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

May.        120.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
^''cartfpape^!''  Warrant  to   prepare   a   fiant  of  a   grant   of  the   office   of 

vol.  62,  p.  196.  Surveyor   and  Comptroller   of  the  Ordnance   in  Ireland  to 

George  Chambers,  with  the  fee  of  181.  5s. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


May  31. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  413. 


May. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  No.  176. 


June  8. 

Philad.  p., 

vol.  2,  p.  332. 


121.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Directs  him  to  afford  his  best  assistance  to  Capt.  Raphe 
Manuffield,  an  ancient  servant,  who  has  given  testimony  of 
his  zeal  to  the  King's  service,  and  as  an  undertaker  in  Ulster 
has  shown  much  forwardness  beyond  most  of  the  other  under- 
takers, and  has  performed  all  the  conditions  of  the  plantation 


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1615. 

By  some  error  in  the  survey  or  other  mischance  part  of  his 
proportion  is  kept  from  him. — Westminster,  June  8,  in  the 
thirteenth  year  of  the  reign. 

P.  I".     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.    Endd. 

June  10.     122.        SiK  Robert  Jacob  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

^^1  '2^q3^T^'  Although    this  gentleman,  Mr.    Blundell,  can   inform  him 

more  particularly  of  the  passages  of  the  Parliament  than  he 
(Sir  Robert),  having  been  of  the  House  of  Commons,  which, 
consisting  of  two  several  factions,  must  needs  produce  extra- 
ordinary effects,  while  Sir  Robert  attended  in  the  House  of 
the  Lords,  where  most  of  the  Bills  passed  without  any  dispu- 
tation, still  he  cannot  be  altogether  silent,  though,  peradven- 
ture,  he  may  relate  but  the  same  things.  After  the  end  of 
this  term,  is  to  ride  a  circuit  into  the  province  of  Ulster,  where 
besides  their  commission  as  justices  of  assize,  they  are  made 
commissioners  for  the  taxing  of  all  the  bishoprics  and  other 
spiritual  livings  in  that  province.  That  service  will  advance 
the  King's  revenue  to  a  good  value,  and  for  his  part  will 
raise  it  as  high  as  he  can  ;  in  regard  the  King  is  to  have  but 
the  twentieth  part  thereof  by  the  year,  and  His  Majesty  within 
these  five  years  gave  them  almost  all  those  lands  freely  out 
of  his  own  inheritance.  At  his  return  will  certify  him  (Win- 
wood)  of  the  true  state  of  that  country. — Dublin,  10  June 
1615. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

June  10.     123.        Sir  R.  Cooke  and  Sir  J.  Kinge  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Have  delivered  some  collections  and  briefs  to  Mr.  Blundell 

^° '       '     '  for  the  reduction  of  the  King's  charge.     Gives  an  account  of 

the  disorder  of  the  Exchequer.     Report  that  if  Henry  Bour- 

cher  be  a  suitor  for  debts  due  to  his  father,  the  late  Sir  Geo. 

Bourcher,  Sir  John  Bourcher  has  already  received  them. — 

Dublin,  10  June  1615. 

Pp.  3.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

June  12.     124.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

Philad.  p.,  Have  received  his  letter  of  the  29th  of  May  from  himself 

vo .  4,  p.  416.  alone,  and  the   other    of  2nd  June  signed   by  him  and  the 

Council.  The  first  gives  account  of  the  Bills  passed  in  the 
last  session,  and  others  that  are  not  passed  and  are  to  await 
the  next  session;  also  an  account  of  divers  proceedings  in 
Parliament. 

His  Majesty  accepts  the  loyal  emulation  (mentioned  in  his 
letters)  between  the  Upper  and  Lower  Houses  in  the  ready 
granting  of  the  subsidy,  and  their  grave  and  moderate  pro- 
ceedings in  the  rest  of  that  service,  and  is  glad  to  find  that 
the  meanest  burgess  among  them  does  now  perceive  that  the 
Parliament  which  was  at  first  so  much  opposed,  tended  only 
to  the  public  weal  of  that  kingdom  and  the  good  of  every 

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1615. 

man ;  particular  which  was  His  Majesty's  end  in  calling  them 
together. 

The  House  of  Commons  having  made  suit  for  license  for 
some  persons  whom  they  have  chosen  to  come  over  to  solicit 
some  propositions  which  they  desire  to  be  considered  of,  His 
Majesty  grants  their  desire,  but  requests  that  the  Speaker 
may  be  sent  over  in  advance  to  apprize  him  of  such  things  as 
may  be  necessary  for  his  information  before  hearing  their 
suit. 

The  King  begins  his  progress  about  the  20th  of  next  month, 
so  that  they  should  be  there  in  convenient  time  to  have  then- 
demands  heard ;  otherwise  they  must  awffit  his  return,  which 
will  not  be  until  September.  His  Majesty  requests  that  there 
be  no  procrastination  in  sending  over  the  noblemen's  sons 
commanded  to  come  over,  to  be  brought  up  in  England  for  a 
time,  and  is  pleased  to  hear  that  he  (Chichester)  has  fixed  a 
day  for  the  performance  of  that  direction. 

They  are  glad  to  hear  of  the  good  education  of  the  Lord 
Lixnow's  son,  and  others  of  quality  are  receiving  in  the 
College  of  Dublin,  which  they  pray  may  be  continued  accord- 
ing to  instructions  formerly  given  him  both  as  to  religion  and 
manners.  As  also  that  Tyrone's  son  may  be  (as  he  Chichester 
has  already  proposed)  sent  over  to  be  disposed  of  as  may  be 
thought  fit. 

Concerning  the  controversy  for  precedency  between  the 
different  viscounts  and  barons  and  the  appeal  they  have 
made  to  him  (Chichester)  to  have  it  determined  in  England, 
he  is  to  send  them  over  for  that  purpose ;  but  they  should 
come  furnished  with  such  records  and  proofs  as  they  can  pro- 
cure to  support  their  claims,  and  one  of  the  heralds  of  that 
country  should  attend  the  hearing  of  that  cause  and  inform 
the  King  of  all  things  requisite,  that  upon  their  coming  it 
may  be  despatched  with  as  much  expedition  as  may  be. — 
Whitehall,  12  June  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffblke,  Pem- 
broke, E.  Worcester,  Fenton,  E.  Zouch,  W.  Knollys,  E.  Wotton, 
Eaphe  Winwood,  Fulke  Grevylle,  Jul.  Csesar,  Tho.  Parry,  Tho. 
Lake. 

Pp.  2.    Add.    Endd. 

June  12.      125.        Che.  Hampton,  Archbishop  of  Armagh,  to  Sib  E.  Win- 

S.P.,  Ireland,  WOOD. 


vol.  233,  24. 


Received  his  letter  by  the  bearer,  and  since  that  time  has 
understood  how  nobly  all  the  lords  there  were  pleased  to  join 
in  a  letter  for  the  comfort  of  their  poor  ministers  in  Ulster  in 
the  matter  of  their  tithes,  which  will  redound  also  to  the 
King's  profit  yearly,  for  the  more  they  have  the  more  they 
will  be  able  to  repay  to  His  Majesty  out  of  their  benefices. 
Thanks  Winwood  in  both  respects,  as  well  for  his  particular 
favour  to  himself  as  for  the  encouragement  of  his  poor  brethren 
of  the  clergy. — Dublin,  12  June  1615. 

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1615. 
June  13.       126.         Sir  J.  Denham  (Chief  Justice  of  King's  Bench)  to  Sir 

S.P.,  Ireland,  J>,   WiNWOOD. 

vol.  233,  25. 

By  reason  of  his  indisposition  of  health  during  the  last 
session  of  Parliament,  has  been  unable  to  give  information  of 
such  passages  as  happened  in  the  Higher  House ;  leaves  the 
same  to  the  report  of  the  hearer. 

Is  assured  that  the  matters  therein  arising  have  been  ■well 
tempered  and  allayed,  and  if  it  be  His  Majesty's  pleasure  to 
put  an  end  to  "  that  great  affair,"  it  may  prevent  all  occa- 
sions of  disagreement  which  may  happen  through  the  continu- 
ance thereof. 

Touching  the  civil  government,  confesses  that  by  reason  of 
the  privileges  of  Parliament,  the  extent  whereof  can  hardly 
be  limited,  the  courts  of  justice  have  small  resort  unto  them, 
yet  they  have  been  the  principal  means  of  continuing  the 
happy  peace  they  now  possess. 

The  granting  of  large  liberties  in  the  kingdom  occasions 
greater  dependency  upon  the  subject  than  is  fit,  for  to  give 
land  is  of  less  consequence  than  to  gTant  the  services  of  sub- 
jects, whereby  they  become  followers,  and  then  reject  all 
obedience  to  law  and  magistracy. 

The  state  of  His  Majesty's  revenue  is  not  yet  reduced  to 
such  certainty  as  is  requisite,  but  requires  the  whole  employ- 
ment of  persons  to  that  service. 

The  regal  visitation  of  the  Archbishops  of  Dublin,  Armagh, 
and  Tuam,  is  appointed  to  the  province  of  Leinster,  Munster, 
and  a  part  of  Connaught,  after  Trinity  term,  for  the  reforma- 
tion of  churches  and  church  government.  It  is  hoped  the 
success  thereof  will  conduce  greatly  to  the  honour  of  God  and 
the  good  of  the  kingdom. 

Commissioners  are  assigned  for  the  advancement  of  His 
Majesty's  revenue,  and  the  bishoprick  and  church  livings  within 
the  province  of  Ulster  are  to  be  taxed. 

If  the  bishops  and  undertakers  in  Ulster  be  called  upon  to 
make  freeholders  according  to  the  article  of  the  plantation, 
the  King  and  commonwealth  will  be  well  served  thereby, 
otherwise  His  Majesty  and  the  subjects  which  are  of  the 
religion  shall  not  fiiad  indifference  in  their  courses  of  trial. — 
DubUn,  13  June  1615. 

Pp.  2.     Hoi.     Sealed.    Add.    Endd. 

June  13.     127.        [Sir  Edw.  Conway]  to  Sir  Kic.  Cooke. 
^^■'g^g^'g^^^g'^'  Keports  the   intended  mission   of  Sir  Dudley  Norton   to 

Ireland  to  Sir  Eichard  Cooke. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

June  13.     128.        Sir  R.  Cooke  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

voi!'233*^2°A  -^^^  hitherto  heartily  endeavoured  to  have  the  King  well 

served  here,  and   this  his  people  well  used;   but  observing 

since  his  last  return  hither  that  the  Exchequer  is  grown  worse 

than  he  left  it  and  the  Council  table  nothing  at  all  amended, 

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is  with  all  his  heart  glad  that  Sir  Dudley  Norton's  coming  is 
resolved  on,  that  he  may  be  tied  to  less  attendance  where  he 
takes  so  little  comfort  or  contentment.  If  he  deserve  the 
great  increase  of  charge  that  he  puts  His  Majesty  unto  by  his 
increase  of  entertainment,  confesses  it  is  more  than  he  can 
hope  ;  but  howsoever  what  need  he  be  grieved  thereat,  having 
thereiiy  neither  loss  nor  prejudice  ?  Before  this  course  was 
thus  resolved  on,  remembers  what  he  promised  in  discharge 
of  his  duty  to  him  (Sir  Ealph),  whereof  he  takes  himself  now 
to  be  discharged ;  yet,  lest  he  might  conceive  that  he  intended 
no  better  payment,  had  given  to  his  nephew  such  notes  as  he 
has  collected,  assisted  by  a  friend  faithfully  affected  to  His 
Majesty's  service  and  of  good  judgment  and  great  experience, 
having  spent  many  years  in  this  kingdom.  Thinks  this  a 
very  fit  time  to  give  an  end  to  this  Parliament,  and  finds 
divers  councellors  here  of  that  opinion,  though  pretences  will 
not  be  wanting  for  the  continuance  thereof,  and,  if  that 
course  be  resolved  on,  it  is  high  time  then  to  remove  the 
Deputy. 

Things  here  are  exceedingly  out  of  order,  and  cannot  in  his 
time  be  amended,  nor  hardly  in  the  time  of  any  Deputy,  for 
every  Deputy  seeks  by  all  means  to'bear  up  the  profit  and 
credit  of  the  place  with  very  much  disadvantage  to  the  King, 
to  prevent  which  the  best  way  were  to  make  a  justice  or  two, 
in  whose  time  things  might  be  better  settled,  the  wards  and 
grants  of  the  King's  lands  committed  to  certain  commissioners, 
and  the  revenue  and  casualties  better  looked  to,  and  not  given 
away  by  concordatum  as  now  they  are.  If  some  better  course 
be  not  taken,  and  that  speedily,  all  things  here  will  grow  to  a 
greater  confusion  than  hath  been  seen  by  any  man  now  living 
here.  Cannot,  with  any  patience,  think  how  much  His  Ma- 
jesty is  abused  here,  and  yet  it  is  dangerous  to  descend  to  any 
particular,  as  his  nephew  can  explain. — Dublin,  13  June 
1615. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.    Add.     Endd, 


June  13. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  27. 


129.    Copy  of  No.  143. 


June  14: 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  28. 


130.        Archbishop  of  Dublin  and  Lord  Chancellor  to  Sir 

R.    WiNWOOD. 

Received  by  this  gentleman  his  (Sir  R.'s)  reply  to  his  letter, 
which  brought  him  great  comfort.  Returns  his  very  humble 
thanks  for  it.  Has  likewise  seen  his  letter  written  by  His 
Majesty's  direction  to  the  Lord  Deputy,  directing  him  to  send 
them,  the  archbishop  and  others,  abroad  to  visit  the  several 
dioceses  of  this  kingdom.  They  are  resolved  with  God's  good 
favour  to  begin  their  journey  on  the  3rd  of  this  next  month, 
and  in  the  said  business  to  bestow  two  months'  travel,  hoping 


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1615. 

upon  their  return  to  yield  His  Majesty  an  honest  account  of 
their  service. — St.  Sepulchre's,  14  June  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

June  14.      131.        Commissions  for  oedeeing  Composition  Money. 

Commission  to  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  for  ordering 
composition  money  and  cessing  soldiers,  carriages,  &c.  in  Ire- 
land.— Grant  Book,  p.  159. 

June  15.      132.        Grant  of  Collectoe  of  Compositions. 

Grant  to  Walter  Archer  of  the  office  of  collector  of  the 
compositions  in  Ireland  for  life. — Grant  Book,  p.  154. 

June  15.     133.        Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

vol. '233  T9.'  ^^  former  letters  to  him  and  the  lords  has  given  an  account 

of  the  Parliament  passages  and  other  particulars  in  answer  of 
letters  received,  and  of  the  state  and  condition  of  the  king- 
dom and  His  Majesty's  affairs  here.  In  these  he  returns 
answer  to  the  material  points  contained  in  several  of  his 
(Winwood's)  letters. 

His  letters  of  the  18th  of  January  refer  to  an  advertisement 
come  unto  him  (Winwood)  from  Padua  that  one  James  Meagh,  a 
priest,  born  in  Cork,  was  to  return  into  this  kingdom,  who  (as 
was  thought)  had  some  news  to  spread  among  this  people  tend- 
ing to  sedition  and  coming  from  Rome,  the  fountain  of  such 
doctrine.  It  was  probable  and  it  is  most  true  this  spring  has 
brought  hither  many  priests,  Jesuits,  and  friars,  all  discoursers 
of  wars  and  innovation,  to  which  most  of  this  people  are  so 
apt  to  give  credit,  and  it  is  so  welcome  news  unto  them  that 
they  presently  fall  a  plotting  of  mischief  and  making  of  parties 
beforehand,  in  hope  to  gain  credit  with  Tyrone  and  other 
fugitives  when  they  shall  land,  which  they  constantly  expect 
this  summer ;  but  that  belief  will  break  some  of  their  necks, 
he  doubts  not,  for  he  has  some  store  of  them  in  the  prisons  at 
this  time. 

That  Meagh  was  landed  about  the  beginning  of  March  upon 
the  cliffs  betwixt  Youghall  and  Cork,  so  that  he  could  by  no 
means  light  upon  him ;  for  now  every  house  is  his  sanctuary, 
such  is  the  affection  of  this  people  to  menof  his  profession. 
Got  his  brother  Peter,  and  two  other  merchants,  who  were 
imprisoned  and  kept  apart,  and  strictly  examined  several 
times.  Caused  the  ship  in  which  they  came  to  be  arrested, 
and  the  master  and  some  of  the  company  to  be  imprisoned, 
but  all  he  learned  from  them  was  that  James  Meagh  parted 
from  them  at  Burdeaux,  with  an  intention  to  go  to  Paris,  but 
it  is  certain  he  came  over  about  one  time  with  them,  and  is  now 
in  Munster  titulary  Vicar-General  of  Cork.  By  his  (Win- 
wood's)  letters  of  the  25  th  of  February,  was  acquainted  with 
an  advertisement  from  Rome  of  Tyrone's  intentions  to  pass 
through  France,  and  of  his  sending  of  two  of  his  principal  con- 
federates into  this  kingdom  before  him.  Crone  and  Conor ;  the 


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1615. 

first  of  these  was  a  follower  of  O'Dougherty's,  born  in  Enis- 
howen,  and  went  over  with  Tyrone  in  expectation  of  a 
bishopric.  He  wrote  over  to  him  (Lord  Chichester)  from 
Rome,  praying  him  to  admit  of  his  return  and  to  be  tenant  to 
him  of  the  lands  whereon  he  was  born,  to  which  letter  he 
never  made  him  answer.  Has  laid  so  good  watch  upon  his 
landing  in  this  kingdom  that  he  cannot  come  without  his 
speedy  notice  thereof.  A  merchant  brought  an  Irish  letter  out 
of  Scotland  directed  to  this  Shane  Crone's  wife,  which  was 
seized  on  at  the  Derrie.  Sends  it  herewith  translated  into 
English,  and  have  given  order  for  the  stay  of  the  Scottish 
merchant  that  had  the  letter  from  him  in  Burdeaux  (for  so 
far  he  travelled  from  Rome,  but  durst  not  adventure  over). 
If  he  reveal  any  matter  worthy  his  (Winwood's)  knowledge 
when  he  shall  arrive,  will  acquaint  him  therewith.  The  other 
party  Conor  was  a  priest  and  Tyrone's  Irish  confessor.  He 
grew  sick  at  Rome,  and  came  into  this  kingdom  for  his  health. 
He  landed  about  Tredagh  before  he  (Lord  Chichester)  received 
Winwood's  letters,  and  died  about  Armagh  in  his  travels 
towards  Coleraine,  where  he  was  born. 

The  commissioners  for  the  regal  visitation  will  enter  into 
that  business  immediately  after  this  term.  They  intend  this 
summer  to  visit  the  three  provinces  of  Leinster,  Munster,  and 
Connaught,  and  will  melde  (sic)  with  Ulster  at  some  other 
time.  If  they  shall  reform  the  other  three  and  prepare  them  to 
receive  a  preaching  and  reading  ministry  this  summer  they 
shaU  do  a  great  work  and  worthy  of  reward.  They  travel  on 
the  King's  charge,  which  has  made  him  to  add  none  to  those 
His  Majesty  hath  named  to  be  of  the  quorum  but  the  Lord 
President  and  Privy  Council,  who  Will  meet  them  and  sit 
with  them  in  the  several  counties  where  they  dwell  without 
charge  to  His  Majesty.  Hopes  they  wiU  make  His  Majesty  a 
good  return  of  their  employments  in  this  kind  about  Michael- 
mas next.  He  has  well  observed  the  negligence  of  the  Court 
of  Exchequer  here  in  most  causes  appertaining  to  His  Ma- 
jesty's profit,  of  which  he  (Lord  Chichester)  has  often  told 
them,  and  now  upon  receipt  of  his  letters  in  the  behalf  of 
Mr.  Blundell,  in  the  cause  betwixt  him  and  Nicholas  Neleroyle, 
he  called  for  the  barons  and  acquainted  them  with  the  notice 
he  (Winwood)  took  thereof  This  has  wrought  more  with 
them  than  his  former  admonitions,  and  albeit  they  seem  to 
be  aggrieved  with  the  advertisement  made  to  him,  yet  such 
quickenings  are  available  for  the  furtherance  of  His  Majesty's 
service,  especially  when  they  come  from  a  personage  so  near 
his  Highness. 

Mr.  Blundell's  occasions  have  detained  him  here  beyond  the 
time  he  limited  to  himself  when  he  came,  so  that  it  has  not 
been  possible  to  return  by  him  the  Parliament  passages  with- 
out detaining  them  longer  than  was  fitting. 
_  Is  assured  Shane  Crone's  wife  can  do  no  harm  on  the  other 
side  of  the  sea.     Here  she  may  be  an  espial  for  him  at  all 


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1615. 

times.  If  it  be  His  Majesty's  pleasure  will  send  her  and  the 
wives  and  children  of  other  fugitives  unto  their  husbands  and 
fathers  on  that  side  to  make  them  the  more  burthensome  and 
chargeable  to  those  masters  who  receive  and  support  them,  in 
which  he  prays  for  His  Majesty's  directions. — Dublin,  [  ]  of 
June  1615. 

Pp.  3.     Signed.     Endd. :  15  June  1615.     From  the  Lord 
Deputy.     Enclosing, 

S.P.,  Ireland,     134.         Shean  Cron  M'Davij  to  Us  wife. 

vol.  232,  29.  „.       ,  .  ,.',.,  •'    ^, 

Ji%noLa  give  credit  to  this  bearer,  Thomas  Sanntey,  m  any 
thing  that  he  luill  let  you  understand  concerning  your  coming 
hither  if  you  obtained  m/y  Lord  Deputy's  leave  to  come  with 
speed ;  and  if  you  cann/not  bring  with  you  my  daughter,  if 
you  have  anything  there  leave  it  with  her.  I  do  rather  ivish 
you  to  bring  her  and  the  rest  of  our  children  at  once  with 
yourself.  If  you  have  not  gotten  license  to  come,  this  bearer, 
if  it  so  please  you,  will  conduct  you  unknown  to  any  where  I 
am,  and  if  you  refuse  to  come,  let  the  blame  lie  upon  your- 
selves before  God  and  the  world,  because  I  can  do  no  more 
than  to  use  my  best  endeavours  to  draw  you  to  me.  He  that 
reads  this  letter  unto  you  must  be  discreet  and  trusty,  although 
none  can  hurt  you  for  this  my  writing,  ccdmitting  I  were  an 
offender,  as  I  am  not.  I  beseech  you  let  not  your  goods  {if 
you  have  any)  nor  our  children  stay  your  coming.  If  you 
please  to  come  with  this  bearer  privately  you  may  easily  go 
before  him  to  Rym  na  Kearnna  cayle,^  or  about  the  Leirg  or 
the  Loghe.  Bring  %uith  yoio,  besides  your  children,  a  woman 
and  a  boy  if  you  tvish  this^course,  as  likely  you  will  not. 
Bestow  some  part  of  my  goods  upon  Captain  Waghan  or  some 
other  gentleman  that  m,ay  deal  with  my  Lord  Deputy  for  pro- 
curing you  license ;  and  if  you  have  nothing  to  give,  as  I  am 
a  Christian  I  will  seiid  what  you  promise  by  the  merchants 
that  will  bring  you  hither  to  be  delivered  to  the  party  with 
tuhom  you  agreed,  so  that  the  sum  do  not  exceed  Wl.  This 
honourable  Scot  tvill  let  you  know  tvhere  now  I  remain,  yet  he 
cannot  relate  unto  you  how  far  upon  sea  and  land  I  travelled 
for  the  space  of  these  five  months  in  putting  my  life  to  hazard 
to  come  towards  you,  20th  of  Feb.  1615.  Your  son  Neill  is  at 
Rome  in  good  health,  attending  his  book.  To  Fynola  ny 
Dochariy  at  Buncranncha  or  where  else  sJie  is. 

Pp.  2.  Signed.  Endd. :  "  Of  the  25th  of  February  1614. 
An  Irish  letter  of  Shane  Crone  M'David's  Englished." 

June  15.      135.        Sm  Josias  Bodley  to   the  Lord  High  Treasurer  of 

S.P.,  Ireland,  ENGLAND. 

Apologises  for  pressing  an  humble  suit  upon  him.  Has 
served  above  three  continued  prenticeships  in  the  wars,  and 
for  his   last  refuge  has  betaken  himself  to  the  practise  of 

'  In  margin. — Carronooyle. 


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1615. 

fortification,  wherein  it  has  pleased  his  Majesty  to  make  use 
of  his  skill  in  this  country  with  the  entertainment  of  20s. 
Irish  by  the  day,  besides  which,  from  other  employments  at 
other  times,  not  imknown  (as  he  supposes)  to  his  Lordship, 
somewhat  accrues  to  him  out  of  His  Majesty's  gracious  bounty, 
these  only  being  the  means  of  his  maintenance.  Now  it  often 
happens  then,  when  to  his  great  charge  he  has  made  painful 
journeys  in  His  Majesty's  service,  for  which  some  allowance 
by  concordatum  is  granted  him  from  the  State  here,  there 
are  such  delays  of  payment  as  to  throw  him  into  extreme 
want.  It  being  now  about  a  twelvemonth  p.ast  since  he 
received  any  penny  of  His  Majesty's  treasure,  beseeches  his 
Lordship,  in  commiseration  of  his  poor  estate,  to  grant  his 
v.rarrant,  either  to  the  undertakers  of  the  Customs  or  masters 
of  the  imposts  in  this  country,  to  pay  me  for  the  time  past 
and  from  henceforward  such  moneys  as  he  shall  make  appear 
to  be  due  to  him  from  His  Majesty. — Dublin,  15  June  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 


June  15.     136.         Sir  Josias  Bodley  to  Winwood. 

vT^^a^'™/'  ^^^  bearer,  Mr.  Blundell,  will  certify  his  entertainment.    He 

'     '  has  received  His  Majesty's  thanks  for  his  services.    He  desires 

to  be  assured  of  his  pay. — Dublin,  15  June  1615. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

June  16.      137.        Examination  of    Donagh    Cavanagh,  of  the  age  of 
StearneMSS.,  18  years,  taken  upon  oath  the  16th  of  June  1615. 

"°F.°3.,'i5"    "'  That  after  Brian  Grossagh  O'Neile  returned  from  my  Lord 

Deputy  from  examination,  he  heard  him  call  to  Teig  O'Lennan 
(being  then  in  the  Castle)  through  the  door  of  the  prison 
where  Teig  and  he  were  kept,  and  said  in  this  manner,  "  Why 
did  you  do  me  hurt,  and  yourself  no  good  ?"  Whereupon  the 
deponent  asked  the  said  Teig  whether  he  did  charge  Brian. 
He  said  he  did ;  and  then  Brian  spoke  again  and  said  :  "  Teig, 
you  might  have  said  that  you  heard  that  my  hand  was  to  the 
paper,  and  that  you  did  not  see  it ;  and  so  you.  should  have 
done  well  and  cleared  me." 

Teig  answered  that  if  he  did  deny  what  he  confessed  to  the 
Lord  Deputy  he  should  be  held  for  a  false  man,  and  should  be 
hanged,  or  at  least  kept  in  prison  all  the  days  of  his  life  for 
his  debt.  "  No,"  said  Brian,  "  if  you  do  any  good  you  shall 
not  be  kept  here  for  debt,  for  I  have  Maguire's  letter  to 
receive  money  here,  and  you  shall  have  20Z.  of  it  to  discharge 
.  your  debts  before  you  shall  lie  so  long."  And  'this  was  the 
purport  of  the  first  confession  between  Brian  and  Teig  O'Len- 
nan, the  first  day. 

This  deponent  says  that  the  second  conference  he  had  was 
to  this  effect,  vi;^.,  that  Couconnagh  O'Kenna,  who  was  now 
brought  to  the  Castle,  was  like  to  disclose  all  things  against 
Brian,  which  he  perceived  by  the  favour  he  found  by  playing 
in  a  good  character,  and  his  liberty  beyond  him.     "  If  he  do," 


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1615. 

says  Brian,  "  I  have  enough  to  lay  against  him  that  will  hang 
a  better  man  than  he," 

"  What  is  it  ?"  says  Teig.  So  the  said  Brian  told  him  that 
he  should  claim  mares,  and  sold  them,  and  other  such  matters, 
which  the  deponent  remembers  not. 

All  this  concerning  the  accused  examinate  delivered  openly 
at  council  table. 

'  Signed  :  Arthur  Chichester,  Domk.  Sarsfield,  Gerrott 
Lowther,  Jo.  Denham. 

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June  21.      138.        Examination  of  Cormac  M'Eedmond  Moyle  Maguiee, 
Stearne  MSS.,  taken  before   Sir  Toby  Caulfeild,  at  Charlemont,  the 

Says  that  in  Lent  last,  when  the  Commissioners  were  at 
Enniskillen  he  was  coming  from  the  house  of  Lord  Burley  to 
EnniskiUen  aforesaid,  and  that  he  lay  at  the  house  of  one 
Edmond  Oge  M'Brian,  a  foster  brother  to  Maguire,  who,  after 
this  examinate's  coming  to  his  house,  did  busy  him  with  per- 
suasions that  he  should  be  ruled  by  the  gentry  of  the  county, 
and  not  go  to  Enniskillen  to  make  party  against  any  of  them  ; 
but  he  replied  that  his  own  and  his  followers'  examinations 
were  taken  before  Lord  Burley,  and  therefore  he  might  not 
do  so. 

{Five  folios,  making  10  pages,  are  wanting  here  in  this 
manuscript  volwme.) 

June  21.     139.        The    Voluntary    Confession    of    Gorrie    M'Manus 

stearne  MSS.,  O'CaHAN. 

F.  3.,''i5.       '  Says  that  about  May  last  was' twelvemonth,  Rory  O'Cahan, 

Alexander  M'Donnel,  James  Oge  M'Henry,  Lodder  M'Donnel, 
Sorley  M'Donnel,  Rice  M'Donnel,  Gorey  Gilpatrick  M'Gorey 
M'Henry,  James  M'Brien  O'Mullane,  Shane  M'Gilledufi  Oge 
O'MuUane,  Art  M' James  O'Mullan,  and  this  deponent,  were 
all  together  at  one  Gill's  house,  and  after  they  had  drunk 
beer  they  went  out  to  the  top  of  the  hill,  when  Rory  O'Cahan 
Alexander,  Lodder,  James  Oge  M'Henry,  James  M'Brien,  and 
himself  closed  together,  and  then  Alexander  and  Rory  brake 
out  in  this  manner,  and  declared  unto  the  rest  their  discontent 
and  how  their  lands  were  disposed  of  to  others,  and  them- 
selves left  to  trust  to  small  portions,  and  to  mend  their  estate. 
They  then  determined  to  surprise  Derry,  Coleraine,  Liftbrd, 
Culmore,  and  Limavaddy,  and  would  burn  the  towns  and  kill 
and  spoil  the  inhabitants,  and  Rory  O'Cahan  said  that  he 
would  take  off  Sir  Thomas  Phillips'  head,  and  affirmed  they 
would  gather  all  the  men  they  could  together,  and  would  go 
into  rebellion,  and  would  kill  and  spoil  all  such  as  would  not 
assist  them,  and  take  those  parts.  And  this  being  done,  they 
called  all  the  fore-named  company  that  were  in  Gill's  house, 
and  acquainted  them  with  the  plot,  who  consented  thereto 
willingly,  and  took  every  one  an  oath  of  secrecy  in  the  same 
place  by  Rory  O'Cahan,  who  took  a  book  out  of  his  pocket 


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1615. 

for  that  purpose.  The  plot  should  have  been  put  in  execution 
about  August  next,  and  in  the  meantime  they  intended  to 
furnish  and  prepare  men  and  arms  towards  that  time.  They 
then  plotted  that  when  they  went  to  bum  and  surprise  Cole- 
raine  they  would  send  for  CoUo  M'GiUenaspick  into  Scotland, 
who  was  sure  to  Alexander  and  his  kinsmen,  to  assist  them  in 
this  action. 

Alexander  undertook  to  furnish  himself  and  the  force  he 
would  make  with  arms  and  munitions  and  the  Koote  ;  and  the 
rest  did  likewise  undertake  to  furnish  themselves  according  to 
their  ability,  and  doubted  not  to  get  good  store  of  arms  and 
munition  out  of  the  towns  they  proposed  to  spoil.  He  says  that 
before  the  company  aforesaid  broke  they  caused  articles  of 
agreement  of  this  plot,  which  was  done  by  Shane  M'Gulleduff 
Oge  O'MuUan,  unto  which  they  did  all  subscribe,  and  when 
it  was  done  the  articles  were  delivered  into  the  custody  of 
Alexander  M'Donnel. 

He  says  that  all  that  time  before  their  departure  they  con- 
sulted and  agreed  upon  a  letter  to  be  written  under  some  of 
the  principal  conspirators'  hands  to  be  sent  to  Brian  Crossagh 
O'Neile,  Arte  Oge  O'Neile  M'Donell,  M'Shane  ne  Mallaght, 
Owyne  M'Donnel  M'Shane's  brother,  Hugh  M'Shane,  M'Owyne 
and  his  sons,  and  Phehm  Oge  M'Toole,|importing  that  they  had 
plotted  the  burning  and  spoiling  of  the  said  towns,  and  their 
whole  purpose,  and  wished  them  to  give  them  their  assistance 
on  their  side,  and  to  surprise  and  spoil  Mountjoy  and  Charle- 
mont  and  Dungannon,  and  to  take  away  Con  O'Neile, 
Tyrone's  son,  out  of  Charlemont,  which  letter  was  written  by 
the  said  Shane  M'Gilleduff  O'Mullan,  who  was  their  secretary, 
and  it  was  sent  to  the  said  parties  by  a  dwarf  called  Dalton 
Duffe,  who  returned  to  the  said  Alexander  and  Rory  again 
with  a  letter  written  in  English  by  Arte  Oge  O'Neile  in 
answer,  which  contained  that  they  would  not  fail  to  join  with 
them  in  the  plot,  and  take  away  the  said  Con  O'Neile,  and 
surprise  the  said  towns. 

He  says  that  the  prisoners  and  himself  did  all  agree  to  deny 
this  plot,  and  to  be  all  upon  one  tale,  being  in  the  gaol  of 
Derry  before  he  was  sent  up  hither. 

Says  that  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan  was  determined  this  summer 
to  go  about  Utster  to  beg  helps  of  the  gentlemen  of  sort,  and 
to  take  such  as  they  could  give  him  whatsoever. 

Taken  before  us :  Arthur  Chichester,  Henry  Sarsfield 
Davie  Mulhall,  William  Methwold;  George  Sexton,  inter- 
preter. 

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June  22.    140.        A  Commission  to  the  Lord  Chancellor  and  others  for 

AstaEegia,  a   GENERAL    VISITATION   throughout   the   KINGDOM   of 

„^-^-9-  Ireland. 


Hibernioa. 


Thomas    Archbishop    of    Dublin,    Chancellor    of    Ireland, 
Christopher  Archbishop  of  Armagh,  Primate,  William  Arch- 


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1615. 


bishop   of    Tuam,  Donote   Earl   of    Thomond,   President   of 
Munster,  and  George  Bishop  of  Meath  and  Clogher,  Henry 
Lord  Brian,  Baron  of  Ibrackan,  and  Sir  Thomas  Ridgeway, 
Baronet,  Vice-Treasurer   at  War,  Sir   John   Denham,    Chief 
Justice   of  the  chief  place.  Sir   Arthur   Savage,  Sir    Oliver 
Lambert,  Sir  Henry  Power,  Sir  Francis  Ruske,  Sir  Francis 
Barkley,  Sir  Robert  Digby,  Sir  Richard  Morison,  Sir  Richard 
Boyle,  Sir  Richard  Cooke,  Sir  John  Jepson,  Sir  Adam  Loffcus, 
Sir  John   King,  Sir  Thomas  Colclough,  Sir  Dudley   Loftus, 
Sir  Parr  Lane,  Sir  Richard  Ayleward,  Sir  Thomas  Rotheram, 
Sir   Edmund   Fettieplace,    Sir   Thomas  Ashe,  Sir  Lawrence 
Esmonde,  Sir  Robert  Nugent,  Sir  Robert  Pigott,  Sir  Thomas 
Browne,  Sir  Oliver  Shortall,  Sir  Robert  Dillon,  Sir  Edward 
Harris,  Chief  Justice  of  Connaught,  and  Alexander  Barrington 
and  David   Sirment,  Esquires,  are  appointed  commissioners, 
with  power  (the  said  Archbishops  of  Dublin  and  Armagh  and 
Tuam,  and  the  Bishop  of  Meath,  or  any  two  or  more  of  them, 
being  always  present)  to  make  a  visitation  of  aU  dioceses, 
deaneries,  archdeaconries,  prebendaries,  parsonages,  vicarages, 
churches,  chapels,  and  all  other  spiritual  livings  and  dignities 
whatsoever,  and  of  aU  the  archbishops,  bishops,  deans,  &c.,  and 
all  other  ecclesiastical  persons  whatsoever  in  Ireland,  and  for 
them,  or  any  other  of  them,  to  inquire  by  the  oaths  of  good 
and  lawful  men,  and  all  other  ways,  how  the  cathedral  churches 
and  other  churches,  dignities,  and  spiritual  livings  in  every 
diocese  are  supplied  with  meet  incumbents.     And  what  num- 
ber of  able  preachers  are  in  every  diocese  ;  and  of  the  ability 
and  sufficiency  of  all  the  clergy.     And  whether  any  arch- 
bishoprics, bishoprics,  deaneries,  or  any  other  spiritual  livings 
or  dignities,  are  conferred  upon  any  lay  persons,  or  popish 
priests,  or  are  held  by  them  imder  colour  of  sequestration,  or 
otherwise,  and  by  whom,  and  how  long  held  by  them,  and  the 
yearly  value.     And  whether  any  archbishop,  bishop,  &c.,  or  any 
other  person,  holds  any  spiritual  living  in  his  own  hands  by 
colour  of  sequestration,  and  how  many  any  of  them  hold  or 
enjoy,  and  by  what  title  or  colour ;  and  of  the  yearly  value  of 
every  living.     And  the  state  of  repairs  of  all  churches,  and 
whether  furnished  with  tables,  seats,  pulpits,  books,  and  other 
ornaments.     And  the  state  of  repairs  of  the  see  houses,  and  the 
houses  of  the  parsons,  and  other  spiritual  persons.     And  of  all 
other  things  in  the  instructions  to  the  commission  annexed. 
With  power  to  call  before  them,  or  any  three  or  more  of  them 
as   aforesaid,  every   such   spiritual   person   detected   of  any 
notorious  offence,  determinable  in  any  ecclesiastical  or  spiritual 
court,  and  to  punish  and  coiTect  by  the  censures  of  the  Church, 
and  to  deprive  or  remove  them  from  their  livings  and  dignities, 
and  to  sequester  all  ecclesiastical  livings,  churches,  and  rectories, 
as  well  impropriate  as  not  impropriate,  as  all  persons  who,  as 
of  right,  ought  to  build  and  repair  any  churches,  chancels,  or 
chapels,  until  they  be  built  or  repaired.     And  after  the  com- 
mission executed  to  return  a  true  and  particular  certificate  of 


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1615. 

their  proceedings. — Dated  at  Dublin,  22nd  of  June  in  the  18th 
year  of  the  reign. 

"  Per  breve  de  Private  Sigillo." 
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June  2  3.      141.        The  Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichestee. 
^  Phdad.  p.  Have  received  his  letter  of  24th  May  by  Captain  Thomas 

Butler,  concerning  the  controversy  between  him  and  Lord 
Dingwall  and  Lady  Elizabeth  his  wife,  for  the  possession  of 
the  castle  and  town  of  Cloughgrennan,  and  the  lordship  of 
Dloaghen,  which  were  in  possession  of  Viscount  Butler  at.  the 
time  of  his  death.  They  have  also  considered  the  petitions  as 
well  of  Lord  Dingwall  as  of  Captain  Butler,  and  heard  the 
learned  counsel  of  both  sides.  They  regret  that  the  case  was 
not  heard  in  Ireland,  where  the  circumstances  could  be  better 
known  than  they  can  here,  but  since  it  has  come  before  them 
they  require  him  to  put  Lord  Dingwall  and  the  lady  his  wife 
into  possession,  which  they  thought  from  his  (Chichester's) 
letter  had  been  done  already,  but  Lord  Dingwall  showed  a 
copy  of  the  return  of  the  sheriff  of  the  county  dated  26th  May, 
two  days  after  the  date  of  his  letter,  pretending  that  he  could 
not  execute  it  because  of  resistance.  They  now  again  require 
him  (Chichester)  to  give  order  for  settling  Lord  Dingwall  in 
possession,  and  they  concur  with  Chichester  in  opinion  that 
a  trial  by  due  course  of  law  be  had  without  delay  to  ascertain 
the  right.  And  the  Earl  of  Ormonde  is  to  be  required  to 
produce  and  deliver  in  all  deeds  and  evidences  in  any  way 
may  concern  the  land. — Whitehall,  23rd  of  June  1615. 

Signed:  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  Lenox,  E.  Worcester, 
Pembroke,  Zouche,  W.  Knollys,  Eaphe  Winwood,  Thomas 
Lake. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

June  24.      142.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Carte°Papers^,'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant   of  the   office   of 

-vol.  62,  p.  205.  supervisor  of  the  customs  of  the  port  of  Dublin  and  Drogheda, 

to   John  Stoughton,  on  surrender  of  the  same  by  Thomas 
Muschampe   and   Anthony   Stoughton,  John  Stoughton,  and 
George  Grymsditch,  formerly  holders  of  it,  and  in  as  large 
manner  as  Christopher  Heskett  held  it. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

June  24.     143.        The    Voluntary    Confession    of     Brian    Crossagh 
Stearne  MSS.,  O'Neale,  taken  24th  June  1615. 

Trin.  Col.,  Dublin,  ,,        ,     -,,  ,        ■,  ,,         ,      ,  .       , 

p.  3.,  15.  About   May   twelvemonth   at    his   house   of    Carragh    in 

Tarraght  received  a  letter  from  Alexander  M'DonneU,  brought 
by  Daltin  Duff,  informing  him  of  the  conspiracy,  and  naming 
to  him  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan,  Lodder  M'Donnell,  Surley 
M'Donnell,  with  some  others,  who  prayed  his  aid.  This  letter 
was  read  to  him  by  Mulmeaty  Duff.  He  answered  by  word 
of  mouth   that  O'Dogherty  had  lately  failed,  and  until  he 


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1615. 


could  perceive  a  better  prospect  of  success  he  should  not  take 
part  with  them,  Mulmurry  DufF  is  a  Carrough,  and  lives  in 
the  Rout  as  he  thinks. 

About  August  last  another  letter  was  brought  him  from 
Alexander  M'Donnell  by  Couconnaght  O'Kennan,  with  a  list 
of  the  conspirators.  They  were  to  meet  Rory  Oge  O'Cahan, 
Lodder  M'Donnell,  Surley  M'Donnell,  James  M'Henry,  Gil- 
patrick  M'Henry,  Gorrie  M'Manus  O'Cahan,  Donel  and  Hugh 
Boy  O'Quin,  Hugh  Mac  Shane,  Phehm  Oge  O'Neal,  Arte  Oge 
O'Neale,  and  his  brother  Owni  Mae  Art  Oge  M'Phelim 
M'Tirlogh,  and  Cormae  Mac  Shane  Boy  and  his  brother  Cullo, 
who  is  since  then  hanged. 

He  answered  by  cautioning  them  of  the  danger,  without 
they  had  made  strength,  but  said  he  would  join  if  they  had 
assistance  from  Scotland. 

About  Candlemas  last  received  another  letter  at  his  house 
by  the  hand  of  Owyne  O'Donell  alias  Dugoe  Senaghara,  from 
Alexander  M'Donnell,  in  the  name  of  the  conspirators,  urging 
him  to  come  to  Magher  Rath ;  he  assured  him  they  would 
have  aid  out  of  Scotland.  The  messenger  had  another  letter  to 
Arte  O'Neale  as  he  told  him.  But  Bryan  (O'Neale)  being  in 
Charlemont  upon  his  (the  messenger's)  return  from  Ai'te,  he 
went  away  to  Alexander  M'Donnell  without  any  answer  from 
him  for  that  time. 

"  This  letter  contained  a  direction  unto  him  and  the  rest 
of  such  as  would  partake  with  him,  to  take  Mountjoy  and 
Charlemont,  and  to  take  Con  Ro,  Tyrone's  son,  out  of  Charle- 
mont." 

2.  A  little  after  Michaelmas  last,  Arte  Oge  O'Neale  and  he 
met  near  KUternan,  when  he  (Brian  Crossach)  acquainted 
him  with  the  plot,  and  asked  him  whether  he  knew  anything 
of  it.  He  said  he  did,  and  had  promised  to  join  the  con- 
spirators. He  (Brian  Crossach)  likewise  spoke  Hugh  M'Shane, 
who  said  that  though  he  was  loth  to  meddle  with  any  of  the 
O'Cahans,  he  yet  had  promised  to  join. 

Last  harvest  Dermot  Oge  O'Duyre  came  to  him  with  a 
letter  from  Philip  Oge  O'Reilly  and  Brian  M'Phillip,  urging 
him  to  join,  when  Dermot  told  him  they  gave  him  a  gearkin 
(jerkin)  and  two  shillings  and  sixpence  in  money.  Says 
Hugh  M'Bryan  read  this  letter.  He  sent  answer  by  word  of 
mouth  to  those  gentlemen  that  he  was  ready.  Says  that  Callo 
M'Arte  Oge  M'Arte  Moyle  and  his  brother  did  kill  an  English- 
man at  Lisshandra  in  Fermanagh  two  years  of  the  last  spring, 
and  that  Dermot  Oge  O'Duyre  can  testify  this. 
"  Taken  before  me,  Arthur  Chichester." 
Asked  if  he  had  ever  revealed  what  Alexander  had  imparted 
to  him.  Said  he  told  Hugh  M'Shane,  Arte  Oge  O'Neale,  and  as 
he  thinks  Shane  O'Donnelly ;  but  Shane  O'Donnelly  was 
drunk,  and  so  was  Shane  (Hugh  M'Shane  ?)  likewise,  and 
therefore  knows  not  whether  he  remembei's  it  or  not. 
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1615. 

June  26.     144.  The  Voluntary  Confession  of  Cowconnaght  O'Ken- 

Steame  MSS.,  nan  upon  the  rack,  taken  before  us  the  26th  of  June 

Triii^Coii.,DuWin,  jQ^^^  ^y  ^■j.^^yg  Qf  ^1^3  Lqj^.^  Deputy's  Commission. 

Says  that  about  Lammas  last,  Alexander  M'Donnell  with 
Lodder,  being  at  his  own  house  in  the  Noyghan,  they  caused 
this  examinant  to  write  a  letter  to  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neale, 
and  another  to  Brian  Ro.  Maguire  and  Cowconnaght's  brother, 
Connor  Ro.  Maguire's  sons,  in  effect  that  they  should  prepare 
themselves  to  take  Charlemont  and  Lisnaskeagh  'the  Lord 
Burley's  town,  and  that  they  on  the  other  side  would  take 
Coleraine,  and  so  enter  into  a  war  on  both  sides,  both  which 
letters  they  signed,  and  himself  carried  them  to  Brian  Cros- 
sagh, and  delivered  them  unto  him  at  his  own  house  in  the 
Tarraghter,  when  he  read  both  the  said  letters  unto  him,  and 
two  days  after  Brian  went  to  Fermanagh  to  Maguire's  sons, 
and  returned  a  week  after  into  his  own  house  (where  this 
examinant  stayed  his  coming),  and  brought  letters  from 
Maguire's  sons  directed  to  Alexander  and  Lodder  M'Donnell, 
importing  that  they  did  agree  together  to  proceed  in  that 
plot.  To  which  letters  Brian  Crossagh  also  subscribed,  and 
shewed  them  to  this  examinant  and  said  "  he  would  send 
them  by  a  messenger  of  his  own."  This  examinant  going 
from  thence  into  Fermanagh,  he  says  that  Brian  Crossach  told 
him  that  Rory  O'Cahan,  Arte  Oge  O'Neale,  and  Gorry  O'Cahan 
were  consenting  to  this  plot,  and  that  Rory  O'Cahan's  reason 
to  go  into  this  action  was  principally  because  he  would  take 
Lemavaddy. 

He  says  that  when  he  was  at  Lodder  M'Donnell's  bedside 
about  Candlemas  last  at  his  house,  he  discovered  unto  him 
the  whole  plot. 

Being  asked  why  Lodder  did  so,  he  said  out  of  the  truth 
and  confidence  he  reposed  in  him,  having  likewise  sworn  him 
to  secrecy.  He  says  that  before  Alexander  discovered  the 
plot  to  him,  or  employed  him  to  write  the  letters,  he  took  his 
oath  upon  a  book  to  keep  secret  the  whole  of  the  aforesaid 
plot,  which  he  promised  to  do,  and  determined  to  perform  the 
same  to  his  death. 

Says  that  Alexander  M'Donnell  told  him  at  his  house  at 
Lammas  last,  that  he  and  the  rest  of  those  gentlemen  were 
plotting  of  the  business  two  years,  and  so  much  Brian  Crossach 
told  him  at  his  house,  and  they  both  told  him  that  Art  O'Neale, 
Maguire's  sons,  and  Gorry  O'Cahan  were  near  consenting  to 
the  plot. 

Says  that  Laughlin  O'Laverty  the  priest  was  in  the  house 
when  he  wrote  the  letters,  but  was  not  acquainted  with  them 
to  his  knowledge,  and  he  heard  Alexander  say  that  the  cause 
of  his  discontent  was  because  Sir  Randal  would  give  him  no 
greater  proportion  of  land,  and  that  therefore  he  intended  to 
gain  the  county  by  force. 

Says  that  he  heard  Brian  Crossagh  say  that  his  cause  of 


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discontent  was  because  his  father's  son  had  no  greater  propor- 
tion of  land  given  him. 

Says  that  he  had  no  conference  with  any  about  this  plot, 
because  Alexander  Lodder  and  Brian  Crossach  injoined  him 
not  to  speak  thereof  to  any  but  themselves. 

Says  that  some  days  since  Ai'te  Oge  O'Neale  being  in  the 
chamber  over  the  place  where  this  examinant  lay  in  prison, 
called  to  him  by  his  name,  and  bade  him  to  stand  strong  in 
the  truth  (?),  for  within  three  days  they  should  be  qiiit  of  the 
law,  or  some  other  course  would  be  taken  with  them. 

Signed:  Thomas  Phillips,  Francis  Annesley,  Kalph  Bur- 
chensha,  George  Sexten,  who  understand  the  Irish ;  Davie 
O'MuUan,  interpreter. 

Pp.  3.     Copy. 

June  26.     145.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 
io\  2d  420  ^^  further  consideration  His  Majesty  revokes  the  licence 

he  has  given  to  a  committee  from  the  House  of  Commons  to 
come  over  with  certain  propositions  which  they  desired  might 
be  considered  of  there  ;  nevertheless  they  are  to  deliver  these 
propositions  to  him  (Chichester),  who  is  to  transmit  them 
thither,  to  be  considered  of  before  the  next  session  of  Parliament. 

And  if  Mr.  Speaker  have  any  occasion  of  his  own  to  draw 
him  thither,  it  is  not  meant  to  hinder  him  from  following  the 
same. 

Lord  Lixnaw  has  arrived  there  and  attends  the  coming  of 
such  other  barons  as  are  in  competition  with  him  for  prece- 
dency. Chichester  is  therefore  to  hasten  the  coming  over  of 
the  others  according  to  their  (the  Lords')  directions  contained 
in  their  letters  of  the  12th  of  this  instant  month. — Whitehall, 
26  June  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke,  E.  Wor- 
cester, E.  Somerset,  Pembroke,  ',E.  Zouche,  H.  Knollys,  E. 
Wotton,  Kaphe  Winwood,  Jul.  Csesar,  Tho.  Lake. 

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June  26.     146.        Chichester  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
^arte^Paper|^  ^^.-niaxA  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  a  free  pardon,  with 

the  exceptions  of  John  Osborne,  to  Abraham  Lucas,  Donogh 
M'Geroghty,  Margery  Harrison,  Bryan  Oge  O'Cahan,  Jane 
Andrewes,  Kichard  Eose,  Fitzwalter  Butler,  Gilbert  Butler, 
and  32  others. — Chichester  House. 

Pp.  2.     Signed  at  head.    Endd.  ■ 

June  27.     147.        Confession  of  Cormack  M'Eedmond  Moyle  Maguiee, 
taken  before  Sir  Toby  Caulfield,  at  Charlemont,  the 
27th  June  1615. 
Says  that  in  harvest  last,  he  being  bailiff  receiver  to  Cap- 
tain Atkinson,  the  High  Sheriff  of  the  county  of  Fermanagh, 
having  in  his  company  Dermot  Oge  O'Donne   and  Lowen 


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1G15. 

M'Fardorough  Boy  Maguire,  being  up  and  down  the  country 
about  the  execution  of  his  office  in  that  part,  -which  borders 
on  the  county  of  Tyrone,  Brian  Crossagh  sent  unto  them  by 
one  Amay  M'Kennan  to  come  unto  him,  and  so  they  went 
with  the  said  messenger  to  the  house  of  one  Dermot  O'Hagan, 
where  they  found  Arte  Oge's  wife,  and  Evelyn  ny  NeU,  his 
sister,  and  Brian  Crossagh's  wife,  daughter- to  Maguire,  and 
the  friar  O'MuUarkey ;  and  here  they  stayed  all  that  day, 
and  at  the  evening  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neil,  Art  Oge  O'Neil, 
and  his  brother  Brian  O'Neile,  with  one  Phelim  M'Daniel, 
servant  to  Brian  Crossagh,  came  to  that  house  to  this  exami- 
nate  and  the  rest.  Within  a  little  while  after  they  were  met, 
the  friar  began  to  speak  to  this  examinate,  saying  that  he 
had  forgiveness  to  bestow  on  him,  which  should  carry  his  soul 
to  heaven. 

And  that  evening  they  spent  the  time  in  eating  and 
drinking,  and  in  making  friendship  between  this  examinate 
and  Art  Oge  about  an  offence  which  Arte  Oge  conceived  against 
him  for  abusing  him  about  the  taking  of  the  Bishop  of  Meath. 
In  the  morning  Brian  Crossagh  and  Arte  Oge  O'Neile  called 
this  examinate  and  Dermot  Oge  O'Neile  to  them,  and  Brian 
Crossagh  said  to  them  that  they  had  good  service  to  do  for 
God,  the  Pope,  and  O'Neile,  which  they  should  better  perform 
if  they  might  have  their  assistance.  And  then  this  examinate 
and  Dermot  Oge  O'Dunn  asked  what  the  service  was  ?  And 
Brian  Crossagh  said  that  it  was  to  take  away  Conn  ne  Kreigy 
O'Neile,  son  to  the  Earl  of  Tyrone,  from  Charlemont,  of  whose 
delivery  unto  them  they  rested  assured.  For  that  they  had 
a  friend  very  near  Sir  Toby,  in  trust,  that  had  promised  to 
do  it ;  declared  further,  that  when  they  had  the  boy  they 
intended  to  go  upon  their  keeping,  and  do  what  mischief 
they  could  upon  the  country  by  burning,  spoiling,  and 
killing.  This  examinate  and  Dermot  Oge  asked  what  war- 
rants they  were  to  do  such  a  matter.  Then  Brian  answered 
that  a  great  many  of  the  best  of  the  country  would  join 
with  them,  naming  Alexander  M' James  M'Sowerly  Boy, 
Lowther  M'Sowerly,  James  Oge  M' James  M'Sowerly,  Rory 
O'Cahan,  Manus  M'Quillvally  O'Cahan,  Gorry  O'Cahan,  son 
to  the  said 'James  M'Manus,  Hugh  Boy  M'Quin  O'Donell  and 
Donnel  M'Quin  O'Donnell,  both  brothers  to  Sir  Neal  O'Don- 
nel,  Neil  Bamaugh  M'Synedoe  (M'Swynynedoe),  and  Mul- 
murry  M'Swiny,  Donoughmore  M'Swiny,  son  to  the  knight, 
Donogh  M'Swiny  Banagh,  chief  of  his  name,  Caffry  M'Donnel 
M'Hugh  Duff,  with  many  others  whose  names  he  does  not 
remember,  but  that  those  would  be  able  to  answer  for  the 
whole  country  to  join  with  them. 

Also'  he  says  that  Brian  Crossagh  named  William  Stewart, 
that  married  Sir  Cormac's  daughter,  and  that  he  was  ac- 
quainted with  the  plot.  And  then  Arte  Oge  called  to  them 
one  Cormac  O'Quin,  a  servant  to  William  Stewart  who  was 
newly  come  to   Brian   Crossagh   with   some   messao-e   from 


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William  Stewart  to  the  hearing  of  his  speech  concerning  his 
master,  who  were  silent  until  they  had  all  spoken,  and  then 
he  did  conclude  this  conference  saying  that  William  Stewart 
his  master,  would  take  part  with  Brian  Crossagh  in  any  thing- 
he  would  have  him  to  do. 

Also  he  says  that  about  the  middle  of  this  conference  the 
friar  Mullarky  came  out  unto  them  and  said  to  this  examinate, 
"  I  charge  the,  be  upon  Brian  Crossagh  and  Art  Oge's  couneel, 
and  though  thou  should  die  in  this  service  thy  soul  shall  be 
sure  to  go  to  heaven ;  and  as  many  men  as  shall  be  killed  in 
this  service  all  their  souls  shall  go  to  heaven.  And  further 
says,  that  all  those  that  were  killed  in  O'Doherty's  war  were 
in  heaven."  And  Art  Oge  said  that  O'Doherty  was  a  good 
gentleman  and  died  a  good  death,  and  wished  he  (O'Doherty) 
had  had  as  good  help  in  the  enterprise  lie  took  in  hand  as 
they  were  like  to  have  in  this  of  theirs.  This  examinate, 
with  Dermot  Oge  O'Dunn,  asked  them  when  they  would  put 
this  in  execution  ?  They  said  that  as  soon  as  Sir  Toby  and 
the  rest  of  the  commanders  were  gone  to  the  Parliament  they 
would  take  Conn  away,  and  then  declare  themselves. 

Also,  he  says,  that  some  one  amongst  them  put  in  a  doubt 
that  a  great  number  of  Scotts  would  come  out  of  Scotland  as 
soon  as  they  should  enter  into  action.  And  then  Art  Oge  said 
by  way  of  answer  that  that  was  not  to  be  feared,  for  a  few  of 
the  Clandannels  that  were  out  in  Scotland  did  give  that 
kingdom  trouble  enough. 

They  did  also,  in  their  communication  agree  to  spare  the 
Scots,  hoping  to  draw  many  of  them  to  their  party  by  the 
means  of  William  Stewart. 

And  further  he  remembers  that  Brian  Crossagh  and  Art 
Oge  said  that  they  were  in  hope  to  get  such  good  prisoners  as 
should  redeem  Sir  Cormac  M'Baron,  Sir  Neale  O'Donnell,  and 
Sir  Donel  O'Cahan  out  of  the  Tower. 

And  Owen  O'Neile,  brother  to  Art  Oge,  replied  that 
if  they  did  not  meet  such  good  prisoners  as  were  likely  to 
redeem  them  out, of  the  Tower,  they  would  spare  no  man's  life. 

Also  says  that  when  Brian  Crossagh  was  apprehended  at 
Dungannon  lately,  he  sent  him  a  message  by  one  Edmond 
Maguire  and  Daniel  Maguire  that  he  should  in  no  cause  come 
to  Dungannon,  nor  to  any  other  place,  to  make  party  against 
him.  And  afterwards  Maguire  himself  spoke  to  him  to  the 
same  effect.  And  after  that  again  sent  him  in  company  with 
his  son  into  Tyrconnel  to  have  him  out  of  the  way. 

Signed :  Toby  Caulfield. 

Interpreters,  John  Cornewall,  Thos.  Walle. 

Pp.  8.     Copy. 

June  28.     148.        The    Voluntary    Confession    of    Patrick    Ballagh 
Stearne  MSS.,  O'MuRREY,  taken  28th  June  161.5. 

^F^tt'is"^""'  That  the  next  day  after  Alexander  M'Donnel  was  taken  at 

Dunluce,  this  examinate,  purposing  to  go  over  the  Ban  to  his 

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1615. 

own  house,  ■went  to  Brian  O'Leverty's  town,  where  he  found 
him  and  Dermot  M'Henry,  his  son-in-law,  drinking  of  a  pint 
of  aqua  vitce  at  Edward  Grigett's,  an  Englishman's  house; 
and  when  Brian  saw  this  examinate  he  asked  of  him  the  cause 
why  Alexander  was  taken,  who  told  him  that  he  heard  John 
M'Naughten  tell  that  the  reason  was  for  that  he  was  charged 
to  have  combined  with  Brian  Crossagh  O'Neile,  Art  Oge 
O'Neile,  and  Maguire's  sons  to  take  Sir  Toby  Caulfeild  prisoner, 
and  to  take  away  Tyrone's  son  into  Spain  ;  whereupon  Brian 
O'Leverty  said  he  heard  of  such  a  matter  two  years  ago,  and 
told  his  son-in-law  that  he  and  Owen  O'Leverty  were  with 
Alexander  in  Fermanagh,  and  if  they  knew  of  any  hurt  or  ill 
action  they  would  all  smart  for  it ;  but  his  son-in-law  held' 
his  peace,  and  made  him  no  answer  to  that  speech. 

And  more  than  this  the  examinate  knows  not  of  the  plot 
of  treason  wherewith  Alexander  M'Donnel  and  the  rest  are 
charged  withal. 

Signed:  Geo.  Sexten. 

Interpreter,  Patricius  Ballagh  O'Murrey. 

P.  1.     Copy. 

June  30.     149.        Loeds  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 
vol.  4^ p.  422.  Enclose  him  the  petition  of  the  Countess  of  Kildare,  praying 

for  a  commission  to  find  an  office  for  the  young  Earl,  her  son, 
of  such  lands  as  were  granted  by  His  Majesty  in  fee-farm  -to 
the  late  Earl,  deceased,  lying  in  the  county  of  Sligo,  of  which 
Daniel  O'Connor  Sligo  seeks  to  disinherit  the  young  Earl. 
They  request  him  to  show  the  Countess  all  favour,  and  to  give 
order  for  such  a  commission,  unless  he  sees  reason  to  the  con- 
trary.— Whitehall,  the  last  of  June  1615. 

Signed:  K.  Somerset,  Paulet,  E.  Zouche,  "W.  KnoUys, 
E.  Wotton,  Eaphe  Winwood. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd.     Encloses, 

Ibid.,  p.  423.    150.        Petition  of  Elizabeth  Countess 'of  Kildare,  late  wife  of 
Gerald  Earl  of  Kildare,  deceased,  in  behalf  of  her  son 
Gerald,  now  Earl  of  Kildare,  an  infant  under  the 
«9'e  of  four  years,  and  His  Majesty's  ward. 
That  His  noiu  Majesty  by  letters  patent  under  the  Great 
Seal   of  Ireland,   among   other   things,  granted  to   the   late 
deceased  Earl  certain  parcels  of  land  in  the  county  of  Sligo, 
in  fee-farm,  viz.,  four  quarters  of  land  called  Ballynehany, 
parcel  of  the  late  dissolved  monastery  Aghrish,  alias  Ml- 
mullen,  and  four  other  quarters  of  land,  parcel  of  Culca,  or 
other  the  late  gavelkind  inheritance  of  Fardaragh  M'Donogh, 
and  his  sept,  and  escheated  to  His  Majesty  upon  the  attainder 
of  the  said  Fardaragh  and  his  whole  sept,  who  were  all  slain 
in  the  late  open  rebellion,  or  otherwise  died  without  lawful 
issue.    Notwithstanding  His  Majesty's  said  grant  the  peti- 
tioner could  not  obtain  an  office  after  the  death  of  the  said 
Earl  to,fmd  the  yoimg Earl's  title  to  the  said  eight  quarters  of 


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land,  under  the  pretence  that  an  office  after  the  death  of  Daniel 
O'Connor,  Sligo  had  already  found  that  the  said  Daniel  had 
died  seized  of  them,  and  that  Callough,  alias  Charles  O'Connor, 
was,  in  fact,  His  Majesty's  ward,  tuas  thereby  found  his  son 
and  heir,  to  the  desinheritance  of  the  young  Earl,  being  not 
much  above  four  years  of  age,  and  His  Majesty's  ward,  the 
said  Daniel  O'Connor  being  an  intruder  on  His  Majesty's 
right.  Prays,  therefore,  a  commission  for  findiny  His 
Majesty's  title  as  well  to  those  lands  as  all  other  lands  held 
by  the  late  Earl  of  His  Majesty. 
P.  1.    Add.    Endd. 

June  30.     151.        Privy  Council  of  Scotland  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
vof  23r^3u'  Informs  him  that  the  traitor  Sir  James  M'Conel  and  some 

'      '  of  the  rebels  of  the  Isles  have  surprized  the  castle  of  Dunaveig. 

Request  that  Captain  Burton  may  be  employed  agaiast  them. 
— Edinburgh,  the  last  of  June  1615. 

Signed :  Dunfermeline,  CancelL,  Binning,  Jo.  Prestoun, 
Pickburne,  Alex.  Hay,  J.  S.  Drummond,  S.  Murray. 

P.  1.  Add.  Endd.:  From  the  Lord  Chancellor  and  Council 
of  Scotland,  of  Sir  James  M'Connell's  taking  of  the  Castle  of 
Donnavege,  and  of  the  recourse  of  rebels  thither  from  Ireland, 
&c. — Received  the  7th  of  July. 

[June.]     152.        List  of  the  Noblemen's  Sons  to  be  brought  into  England 
S.P.,  Ireland,  for  their  education.^ 

'°^-  ^^^'  ^^-  To  be  brought  into  England. 

The  Lord  Barrie's  grandchild,  13  years  old. 

The  Lord  Viscount  Gormanston's  eldest  son  of  10  years  old. 

The  Lord  Coursie's  two  sons. 

The  Lord  of  Delvin's  son  and  heir,  13  years  old. 

The  Lord  of  Trimblestone's  son  and  heir,  18  years  old. 

The  Lord  of  Dunboyne's  grandchild,  13  years  old. 

The  Lord  of  Cahyr's  nephew,  which  is  son  unto  his  brother 
Thomas  Butler. 

The  Lord  Power  himself,  15  years  old. 

The  Lord  of  Brimingham's  grandchild,  14  years  old,  to  be 
brought  up  at  the  free  school  in  Dublin. 

P.  1. 

July  1.      153.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 

voi'"233^'32'a  Upon  passing  of  the  Act  of  attainder  of  Tyrone  and  others 

in  the  first  session  of  this  Parliament,  the  House  of  Commons 
petitioned  them  (in  regard  there  was  no  saving  in  the  Act)  to 
provide  for  the  safety  of  the  estate  of  one  John  Bathe  in  a 
parcel  of  land  within  five  miles  of  this  city  called  BalgrifEn, 
which  the  said  Bathe's  father  long  since  purchased  of  the  said 
late  Earl  of  Tyrone,  to  which  they  consented  for  the  more 

'  In  July  in  that  year,  Lord  Power  and  the  heir  of  Lord  Mountgarret,  were 
ordered  to  be  sent  to  England  for  their  education. — Cone.  Reg.  p.  109. 

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speedy  and  easy  passage  of  the  Act,  and  in  His  Majesty's 
name  promised  that  he  should  have  the  said  Balgriffyn  passed 
unto  him  from  His  Majesty.  Send  here  inclosed  the  minute  of 
a  letter  perused  by  the  Lord  Chief  Justice  and  Master  of  the 
Rolls  here,  that  the  same  may  be  written  and  signed,  and  sent 
hither  for  warrant  to  pass  the  said  land  unto  him  according 
to  their  promise. — Dublin  Castle,  1  July  1615. 

Arth.  Chichester,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Th.  Ridgeway,  Jo. 
Denham,  Willm.  Methwold. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 


July  6. 

Philad.  P., 
vol.  4,  p.  426. 


154.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

In  answer  to  his  letter  of  15th  June  last, — 1st,  as  to  Conn 
O'Neil,  Tyi'one's  son.  His  Majesty  has  disposed  of  him,  and 
sent  him  to  Eton  College. 

Concerning  the  export  of  wool,  the  prohibition  was  intended 
to  apply  to  foreign  parts  and  not  to  export  to  England,  whither 
it  may  be  sent  till  the  manufacture  of  cloth  be  better  settled 
in  Ireland. 

They  have  seen  the  several  answers  of  the  Countess  of  Or- 
monde, the  Lords  of  Delvin  and  Trimleston  for  sending  over  their 
children  or  pupils  to  be  educated  in  England.  The  reasons  of 
Delvin  and  Trimleston  are  modest,  and  His  Majesty  wiU  con- 
sider of  them  further,  but  for  the  Lord  Barry's  grandchild  the 
answer  that  is  made  gives  no  satisfaction,  for  since  the 
Countess  of  Ormonde  put  it  over  to  the  mother  a  letter  should 
have  been  written  to  the  mother  also,  and  her  reason  demanded 
whether  the  child  should  be  disposed  of  here,  according  to  His 
Majesty's  directions. 

Sir  Dominic  Sarsfleld  to  be  sent  over  in  all  speed  with  his 
patent,  by  which  he  claims  the  Chief  Justice's  place  of  the 
Common  Pleas.— Whitehall,  6  July  1615. 

Signed  :  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffblke,  Gilb.  Shrewsbury, 
E.  Wotton,  Raphe  Winwood,  Fulke  GrevyU. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 


July  12.      155.        Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

vd 'a^ss'Ts '  ^^^  ®*^^*  orders  to  the  captain  of  the  "  Moon  "  to  repair  to 

Ireland  to  be  ready  to  go  with  the  other  ship  to  the  coast  of 
Scotland.     Is  now  about  to  go  to  Ely  O'Carroll,  Longford,  and 
Leitrim.      Entreats   supplies  of   money. — From    the   Nous, 
12  July  1615. 
Pp.  2.     Signed.    Add.     Endd. 

July  21.  156.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Philad  P„  Grants  to  be  made  by  letters  patent  to  every  freeholder  in 

Connaught  and  Clare  of  their  lands,  as  was  intended  at  the 
making  of  the  composition  in  Queen  Elizabeth's  reign  con- 
firming their  estates  to  them  and  their  heirs,  reserving  the 
amount  of    composition    royal   then    assessed    ujion    every 


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1615. 

quarter,  subject  to  the  ancient  rent,  to  be  held  by  knight's 
service  in  capite  as  of  the  king's  castle  of  Athlone.  Pardons  to 
be  made  of  all  fines  for  alienations  without  licence,  &c.,  pro- 
vided they  pay  severally  one  fourth  of  such  fines. — Westmin- 
ster, 21  July,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  2.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd.     Enrol. 

July  28.  157.         The  King  to  Chichestee. 

vol''^2  ^p  336  ^^  ^°  accept  a  surrender  ifrom  the   Earl  of  Abercorn  and 

from  any  of  the  undertakers  in  the  barony  of  Strabane  of  all 
their  lands  in  the  barony,  to  be  regranted  with  all  conceal- 
ments, together  with  all  such  liberties  as  have  been  granted 
by  any  letters  patent  to  you  our  Deputy  of  your  lands  of  Inish- 
owen  and  Belfast,  reserving  the  former  rents,  provided  that 
nothing  be  done  herein  contrary  to  the  articles  of  plantation. 
And  as  many  of  the  inhabitants  of  Scotland  daily  repair  into 
Ireland  and  purchase  lands  he  is  to  grant  them  letters  of 
denization. — Salisbury,  28  July,  in  the  13th  year  of  the 
reign. 

Pp.  1|.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

Aug.  7.       158.        Sir  Thomas  Kidgeway  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

vol  'z^^I'T/'  ■^''^  ®°^^  ^^  *^®  ■^'^^  °^  subsidy  was  printed,  and  the  com- 

missions for  assessment  and  levying  thereof  in  every  several 
county  engrossed  and  sealed,  the  Lord  Deputy  and  he  agreed 
upon  certain  letters  and  instructions  to  be  sent  unto  the  prin- 
cipal commissioners  of  every  county. 

This  being  a  new  matter,  and  never  granted  by  Parliament, 
much  less  put  in  execution  in  Ireland,  these  instructions, 
commissions,  and  seven  or  eight  books  of  subsidy  for  every 
county,  were  accordingly  sent  into  all  parts  of  the  country, 
and  the  work  is  now  in  operation  everywhere,  as  it  ought. 
The  commissioners  began  in  the  city  of  Dublin  and  in  the 
foreign  county  of  Dublin.  Also  before  his  (Ridgeway's)  coming 
away,  and  he  had  given  the  charge  they  fell  to  assessing  first 
of  the  commissioners  themselves,  and  next  of  those  who  we 
set  down  for  rators  and  assessors,  in  the  rating  of  all  whom, 
even  to  the  number  of  400  or  500,  he  avers  not  one  was  set 
down  against  his  free  and  full  consent,  yet  every  one  of  them 
far  above  the  rates  of  assessment  in  England.  The  Lord 
Deputy  also,  before  his  departure  from  Dublin,  with  two  or 
three  whom  the  statute  authoriseth,  set  down  the  rates  upon 
all  the  nobility  of  the  land  and  all  the  Council  of  State  there. 
The  earls  (besides  some  countesses  dowagers  who  have  pre- 
sent estates  out  of  their  lands)  being  rated  at  533?.  6s.  8d. 
Irish  in  land,  or  thereabouts,  a  piece,  the  viscounts  and 
barons  about  200?.  in  land,  one  with  the  other,  and  each  privy 
councillor  there  at  100  marks  Irish  in  land,  one  or  two  at 
100?.,  and  himself  (Ridgeway)  at  200  marks  in  land,  so  that 
the  first  beginning  has  been  made  of  the  taxing  of  the  first 
payment  of  the  subsidy  generally,  and  the  best  means  used  to 


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1615. 

improve  it  for  His  Majesty's  advantage.  The  half  miracle 
•was  in  the  manner  of  granting  it  at  last,  when,  after  hammer- 
ing on  it  at  committees  and  in  the  House  also,  it  was  put  to 
the  question  without  one  public  noe  or  private  murmur.  The 
House  being  compounded  of  three  several  nations,  besides  a 
fourth,  consisting  of  old  English  Irelandised  (who  are  not 
numbered  amongst  the  mere  Irish  or  new  English)  and  of 
two  several  blessed  religions  (whatsoever  more),  besides  the 
ignorance  of  almost  all  (they  being  at  first  more  afraid  than 
hurt)  concerning  the  name,  nature,  and  sum  of  a  subsidy.  As 
for  the  matter  or  sum  itself  leviable,  no  man  can  as  yet  total 
it  but  at  random,  the  kingdom  being  most  poor  and  penurious ; 
some  forespeak  it  about  the  sum  of  10,000?.,  some  20,000?,. 
some  rove  at  more.  Is  confident  it  will  amount  in  the  whole 
two  payments  to  30,000?.  sterling  at  least  in  money  and  cows, 
and  yet  at  one  tenth  part  less  than  it  would  in  respect  of  the 
last  winter's  loss  of  cattle,  wherein  the  country's  only  chief 
riches  consisteth,  one  fifth  part  by  common  computation 
having  perished  by  the  snow  and  frost.  His  reason  is  briefly 
this  amongst  other :  There  are  33  several  counties,  which  one 
with  another  should  and  may  at  least  yield  a  1,000?.  in  sub- 
sidy, and  wherein  some  of  the  last  and  poorest  may  be  defec- 
tive. The  nobUity  and  Council,  the  judges  and  feed-men  of 
aU  sorts,  the  cities  and  principal  towns,  as  also  the  clergy,  will 
(no  doubt)  fill  up  the  same  rateably,  and  the  assessment  of  the 
noblemen  and  Council  of  the  State  only  amounted  to  6,000?. 
Irish  in  land,  which  in  payment  to  His  Majesty  will  come  to 
1,200?.  harps,  making  English  money  900?. — Carlyle  House  in 
Lambeth  Marsh,  7  August  1615. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

Aug.  8.      159.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

vol''2^^  '338  "^^  ^®  *°  make  a  grant  by  letters  patent  to  Nicholas  Barham 

°  ■   '   '      '  of  one  moiety  of  all  such  first  fruits  of  ecclesiastical  livings  as 

he  shall  discover  to  have  been  withheld  and  concealed  by  any 
archbishop,  bishop,  dean,  parson,  or  other  ecclesiastical  person 
promoted  since  the  beginning  of  the  King's  reign.  And  to 
agree  and  compound  with  them  for  their  moiety  of  the  arrears. 
— Cranbourne,  8  August,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  1|.     8ign  manual  at  head.     Add.    Endd.    Enrol. 

Aug.  8.      160.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

^^^^'  340  I'o  make  letters  patent  of  a  pension  of  100?.  per  annum  to 

^°  ■   '  ^'      '  the  King's  well-beloved  subject  Henry  Leey,  in  consideration 

of  the  many  faithful  services  theretofore  performed  by  his 
father  in  that  kingdom,  to  be  payable  out  of  the  cheques  of 
the  army  there, — Cranbourne,  8  August,  in  the  13th  year  of 
the  reign. 

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1615. 
Aug.  8.       161.        The  King  to  Chichestee. 

^^^^^-  ^•'  Sir  Roger  Jones,  son  and  heir  to  the  Lord  Chancellor  of 

^° '  '  ^"      '  Ireland,  having  purchased  from  Donnel  Spaniagh  a  pension  of 

10s.  Enghsh  per  diem,  created  on  22nd  August  1603,  and  the 
King  having  promised  the  said  Sir  Roger  the  first  pension 
that  fell  vacant,  he  (Chichester)  is  to  accept  Donnel  Spaniagh's 
surrender,  and  to  grant  a  pension  of  like  amount  to  the  said 
Sir  Roger  Jones,  to  hold  for  his  life. — Cranhourn,  8  August, 
in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  If.     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.    Endd.    Enrol. 

Aug.  19.      162.        The   King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  and  the  Chan- 

Carte  Paprrs,  CELLOR  OP   IRELAND. 

'^'      '  Warrant  to  pass  and  confirm  by  letters  patent  under  the 

Great  Seal  of  Ireland  to  Sir  Ffowlke  Conway,  all  castles, 
manors,  lands,  tenements,  &c.  in  Down  and  Antrim  now  held 
by  his  tenants  and  assigns  ;  with  power  of  free  warren,  and  to 
impark.  No  mention  is  to  be  made  of  the  surrender,  if  any 
be,  nor  of  this  letter,  lest  any  mis-recital  might  make  our 
grant  defective. — Holdenby.  ["  Exd.  p.  Jacob  Newman."] 
P.  1.     Copy.     Add.    Endd. 

Aug.  21.     163.        Sir  R.  Winwood  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Order  had  been  taken  for  sending  over  a  supply  of  money 

^°  ■      '     ■  for  the  public  service  before  the  court  left  London  to  com- 

mence the  progress.     It  is  strange  that  the  money  has  not  yet 
arrived.     Recommends  the  bearer,  Mr.  John  Carpenter,  to  his 
Lordship's  favour. — Beaulieu,  21  August  1615. 
Pp.  2.     Endd. 

Aug.  22.     164.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Phiiad.  p.,  The  long  continuance  of  the  Parliament  causes  interruption 

^°  ■  '  ^'      '  to  the  ordinary  course  of  justice  there,  and  being  burdensome 

as  weU  to  the  persons  elected  as  to  those  of  the  meaner  sort 
who  have  been  charged  with  great  sums  of  money  for  the 
payment  of  the  daily  wages  due  to  the  knights  and  bm-gesses 
for  their  attendance,  he  (the  King)  has  changed  his  purpose 
of  holding  another  session  in  October  next,  and  is  resolved  to 
dissolve  the  Parhament,  and  this  he  (Chichester)  is  to  do  as 
soon  as  convenient. — Bewly,  22  August,  in  the  13th  year  of 
the  reign. 

P.  4-     Sign  manual  at  head.    Add.     Endd. 

Aug.        165,        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  ^g  q^q  wages  of  the  knights  and  burgesses  of  the  Parlia- 

ment  there  have  been  exceedmg  burthensome  to  the  subjects 
of  that  kingdom.  His  Majesty  is  resolved  that  there  shall  be 
no  more  sessions  held,  and  directs  a  proclamation  to  be  pub- 
lished to  that  efiect,  that  it  is  his  pleasure  that  the  Parliament 
should  be  now  dissolved.     Desires  his  Lordship  to  let  the 


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1615. 

peo]5le  of  that  kingdom  know  that  their  dutiful  obedience  to 
him,  wherein  he  has  been  more  happy  than  his  predecessors, 
their  late  conformity  in  Parliament  according  to  his  command- 
ments, and  their  free  gift  of  a  subsidy,  are  things  so  accept- 
able to  him  that  he  will  ever  hold  them  in  the  same  degree 
of  favour  as  he  does  the  rest  of  his  subjects  here,  and  they 
shall  by  good  experience  find  how  seriously  he  will  intend  the 
welfare  of  them  and  that  kingdom. 

P.  1.  Endd. :  "  August  1615.  To  the  Lord  Deputy  for 
the  dissolving  of  the  Parliament  from  the  King." 

[Aug.]       166.        Office  of  Vice-Treasueee  and  Tkeasueer-at-Wae. 
S-lj-.^lreiaud,  Eeasons  for  continuance  of  the  office  of  Vice-Treasurer  and 

'     '  Treasurer-at-War  in  one  man's  hands. 

1.  Common  Justice. — The  Treasurer  enjoys  both  those  offices 
jointly  by  letters  patent  under  the  Great  Seal  of  England. 

2.  Use,  Custom,  and  Precedent— They  have  by  ancient 
custom  continued  so,  as  in  Sir  Henry  Sidney's  time.  Sir  Wm. 
Fitzwilliam's,  Sir  Edw.  Fitton,  Sir  Hen.  Wallop,  Sir  Geo.  Gary, 
and  the  present  Treasurer  for  nine  years  space,  in  which  nine 
years,  he  confidently  avers,  that  there  was  never  more  done  in 
Ireland  for  the  King's  honour  and  profit  and  stability  of  the 
kingdom,  with  so  little  money  out  of  England,  than  in  the 
same  time. 

3.  Matter  of  Necessity,  at  leastxvise  conveniency  for  His 
Majesty's  service. — One  in  times  of  sudden  and  dangerous 
attempts  (usual  in  that  kingdom)  can  with  both  powers  (using 
them  where  most  need  is)  for  the  present  do  more  good  and  better 
service  than  two  having  either  authorities  and  means  diminished 
as  upon  the  departure  of  the  fugitive  earls,  the  breaking  out 
of  prison  of  the  Lord  of  Delvin,  the  actual  rebellion  of 
O'Doghertie  and  all  his  adherents,  many  summers  sudden 
journeys  of  survey  and  other  commissions  with  the  Lord 
Deputy  and  the  army,  the  sending  of  soldiers  into  Sweden, 
the  last  winter's  expedition  to  the  Isles  of  Scotland,  and 
extraordinary  charges  concerning  the  Parliament,  for  all  which 
and  the  like  services  the  now  Treasurer  hath  (partly  by  means 
of  his  power  over  the  revenue,  when  as  the  occasions  could 
not  attend. the  commission  of  treasure  out  of  England)  bor- 
rowed 150,000?.  at  least  in  his  time,  to  the  no  small  advantage 
of  His  Majesty's  service. 

4.  Case  of  Charge  to  His  Majesty.— It  would  in  short  time, 
howsoever  any  present  competitor  may  at  first  (till  he  be 
invested  in  it)  seem  contented  with  the  single  fee  belonging 
to  the  same  single  part  of  the  office,  bring  a  new  increase  of 
charge  upon  His  Majesty  to  have  two  several  officers  to  supply 
those  offices. 

5,  ;6.  Means  of  Profit  to  His  Majesty. — By  having  both 
offices  he  can  defalk  from  those  of  the  army  such  rents  and 
composition,  &c.  as  they  owe  out  of   their   entertainments. 


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1615. 

which  is  no  small  furtherance  to  His  Majesty's  service,  much 
of  the  King's  revenues  being  in  marshalmen's  hands. 

7.  Im/proveinent  of  the  Revenue  in  those  nine  years. — The 
revenue  in  these  nine  years  is  increased  to  double  the  sum  it 
was  in  the  average  of  nine  j^ears  before  (besides  the  subsidy 
wherein  he  was  no  mean  and  ordinary  worker),  and  in  lieu 
of  some  part  of  which  revenue,  himself  and  ofEcers  took  in 
divers  bills  and  bare  assumpsits,  many  of  which  lie  yet  upon 
his  hands. 

8.  Honourable  commisseration  and  keeping  off  of  unde- 
served disgrace. — By  that  place,  and  not  as  Treasurer-at-war, 
he  is  of  the  Council  there,  and  of  several  commissions,  as  Star 
Chamber,  &c.,  whereof  to  deprive  him  he  hopes  it  is  no  man's 
meaning. 

Or  if  these  considerations  were  not,  he  humbly  prayeth 
their  Lordships  to  consider  the — 

Disgrace  and  imputation  for  a  Treasurer  (so  employed  hither 
as  now  he  was  with  divers  Bills  of  Parliament  and  other 
matters  of  importance  for  the  service  of  His  Majesty  and  that 
kingdom)  to  be  now  returned  as  a  maimed  soldier,  with  one 
of  his  two  arms  or  one  of  his  two  legs,  the  maim  whereof 
how  sensibly  every  magistrate  or  servant  of  His  Majesty  in 
England  would  be  in  the  like  case  as  well  as  in  Ireland. 

9.  The  late  and  new  settled  Order's  concerning  the  Revenue. 
— It  pleased  His  Majesty  about  a  year  since  to  send  instruc- 
tions and  orders  to  the  Lord  Deputy  for  the  ordering  of  the 
receipts.  If  those  orders  be  not  punctually  perforraed  then 
they  may  separate  the  offices  and  make  the  time  of  probation 
as  short  or  as  long  as  they  please. 

Pp.  4.     Endd. :  "  Concerning  Mr.  Treasurer  of  Ireland." 

Sept.  7.  167.        George   White   (or  Thomas    Doyne)    to   Me.    John 

S.P.,  Ireland,  BURKE. 

'     ■  Mr.  Kelly  wrote  from'  in  Rome  to  him  with  the  post  of  Paris. 

Now  I  have  to  write  more  at  large,  for  he  was  as  near  to 
Mr.  Patrik  and  Mrs.  Joan  [Tyron  and  his  wife]  for  the  space 
of  two  months  daily  as  any  that  was  in  the  palace.  It  was 
his  fortune  that  she  was  sick  at  his  coming  into  the  town  and 
Doctor  Bamardin,  their  doctor,  could  do  her  no  good,  but  as 
soon  as  she  heard  of  his  coming  into  the  palace,  she  sent  for 
him,  told  him  of  her  disease.  Owing  to  what  he  did  unto  her  she 
begun  to  be  better  and  better  ;  when  George  [Tyrone]  saw  that, 
he  was  very  familiar  with  him,  and  had  him  to  lodge  in  his 
palace.  He  goethoftentotheCardma^s  [Spanish  ambassador's] 
house ;  he  is  well  beloved  from  the  cap.  Pope]  +  in  and  from  all 
those  that  are  under  him,  and  specially  he  that  thinks  to  be  cap. 
+  [Pope]  after  the  death  of  this  man.  Last  Easter  he  sent 
Redmond  [Tyrone]  a  present,  and  desired  him  to  be  of  good 
courage,  and  that  God  keepeth  him  for  to  have  some  comfort  in 
his  country  hereafter,  though  a  man  would  think  that  he  is 
an  old  man,  by  sight ;  yet  he  is  lusty  and  strong,  and  well  able 


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to  travel :  for  a  month  ago,  at  evening,  his  friar  and  his  gentle- 
men were  aU  with  him.  They  were  talking  of  Gallis  [England] 
and  of  Savoy  [Ireland] ;  he  drew  out  his  sword  and  said  "  the 
Emperor  [his  Majesty]  thinks  that  I  am  not  strong.  I  would  he 
that  hates  me  most  in  Pampalona  [England]  were  with  me 
to  see  whether  I  am  strong  or  no.  He  would  we  were  with 
40  thousand  pounds  of  money  in  Frankfort  [Ireland]  to  see 
what  we  should  do.  If  I  he  not  in  Milan  [Ireland]  within 
these  two  years,  I  will  never  desire  no  more  to  look  for  it." 
This  is  the  discourse  Peter  [Tyrone]  and  his  companions 
had. 

Posts  every  Thursday  with  letters  from  Naples  [Spain], 
from  Secilia  [Flanders]  every  Friday.  Many  pensioners  goes 
to  Savoy  [Ireland],  but  for  no  goodness,  for  if  the  Cardmal 
[King  of  Spain]  can  do  anything  there,  they  will  take  his 
part  before  any  other.  There  comes  from  Ligomus  letters 
from  a  lord  of  Pampalona  [England]  which  is  a  general  of  the 
galleys  there  unto  Mr.  Peter  [Tyrone].  Mr.  Weston  is  dead 
the  chief  est  we  had  ;  he  wrote  unto  his  cousin  into  Secily  [son 
in  Flanders]  in  the  behalf  of  me  for  to  have  me  to  serve  in  his 
company. — Your  servant,  George  White. 

Mrs.  Joan  [Tyrone's  wife],  she  is  young  and  fair,  and 
the  lord  primer  of  Savoy  [Ireland],  and  his  five  or  six 
Flemings,  Sir  Robert  Lombart,  his  uncle,  had  one  part  of  the 
palace  of  (?)  Savoy  this  seven  years,  but  now,  because  that  he 
and  Peter  [Tyrone]  could  not  agree,  he  is  removed  into  another 
palace,  but  some  say  that  this  Robert  is  the  causer  of 
that.  Knows  not  but  he  departed  out  of  the  city  a  great 
while  ago.  Her  foster-sister  is  gone  for  Milan  [Ireland] ;  her 
husband  came  out  of  Savoy  [Ireland]  against  her  and  brought 
all  the  news  and  secrets  that  he  could  unto  Patrick  [Tjrrone] 
and  brought  with  him  such  secrets  as  Redmond  [Tyrone]  could 
afibrd  him  withal ;  his  name  his  Nicholas  HoUawood,  dwell- 
ing three  miles  Viceroy  of  Franchfort  [of  Dublin]  his  city. 
There  is  another  politic  fellow  called  Jhean  Crone  M'Divved 
(Mac  Devitt) ;  he  went  to  the  city  of  Burdens  (Bordeaux)  and 
parted  from  thence  unto  Naples  [Spain]  and  wrote  unto  Patrick 
[Tyrone]  all  the  news  he  had  from  Savoy  [Ireland].  The  arch- 
bishop in  Naples  [Spain],  and  the  friars  in  Secily  [Flanders] 
receives  letters  every  three  months  from  Frankfort  [Ireland]. 
There  is  but  few  done  in  the  court  of  Savoy  [Ireland]  let  it 
be  ever  so  secret,  but  it  will  be  heard,  or  else  seek  it  out  by 
them,  for  the  Jesuits  and  the  friars  of  Frankfort  [Ireland]  have 
such  good  friends  about  the  court  which  brings  them  news, 
and  the  doings  of  the  said  court  wherewith  all  your  (?)  enormity. 
Assures  him  as  he  is  a  true  servant  unto  honor,  that  if  he  do 
not  take  some  other  course,  for  all  his  policy  and  wisdom  he 
will  be  deceived.  Mr.  George  sent  for  his  cousin  into  Milan 
[Tyrone  sent  for  his  son  in,  Ireland].  Those  that  promised, 
and  that  would  perform  it  if  they  could  do  it,  shall  be  very  well 
considered  for  their  pains,  but  there  came  news  unto  them  that 


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1615. 

he  was  brought  into  Calais  [England]  some  two  months  past, 
the  which  news  grieved  them.  At  Venice,  the  I7th  of  Sep- 
tember 1615  past,  16  ounces  of  blood  he  took  out  of  if r. 
Patrick's  [Tyrone]  legs  drawn  by  boxinge  glasses,  the  which 
for  the  space  13  days  he  would  have  him  (Doyne)  come  unto 
him,  unto  his  bedstead,  afore  he  will  get  out  of  his  bed,  to 
confer  and  talk  with  him,  and  to  see  how  he  did. — Your 
humble  servant,  Thomas  Doyne. 

Pp.  2.  Add :  "  To  my  very  loving  friend  Mr.  John  Burke 
at  Whitehall  in  London  this  be  deld.  London."  Endd. : 
"  From  Th.  Doyne." 

Sept.  24.     168.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

vrf''4^*  428  Referring  to  their  letter  of  April  last  prohibiting  the  export 

'   '   '      '  of  timber,  they  now  (by  His  Majesty's  directions)  intimate 

that  he  (Chichester)  shall  allow  the  merchants  trading  to  the 
East  Indies  to  transport  into  England  the  provision  of  timber 
they  have  made  in  Ireland  to  be  employed  for  making  ship- 
ping and  casks  to  be  used  on  their  voyages  to  the  East  Indies. 
— Greenwich,  24  September  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox, 
Pembroke,  R.  Somerset,  E.  Worcester,  Fenton,  E.  Zouche,  W. 
KnoUys,  Raphe  Winwood. 

P.  |-.     Add.    Endd. 

Sept.  30.      169.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Grant  Book.  License  to  the  London  Society  and  Governors  of  the  new 

plantation  in  Ulster,  and]others  of  the  Society  of  Londonderry, 

to  procure  or  sell  their  land. 

Grant  Booh,  p.  177. 

[Sept.]     170.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
^\'^t^z^'  Great    distress    has  been  occasioned   by  the    burning    of 

'      "         Limerick.     Directs  a  new  charter  to  be  passed  to  the  city, 
with  extension  of  liberties  and  privileges. 

Pp.  2.     Endd. 

Oct.  3.       171.        [Sir  R.  Winwood]  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
^  '^  '233'T^  Writes  in  behalf  of  the  bearer.  Captain  Preston,  brother  of 

'     '  Viscount  Gormanston,  at  the  suit  of  Mr.  Trumbull,  His  Ma- 

jesty's agent  with  the  Archduke. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

Oct.  7.      172.        [Sir  R.  Winwood]  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

S-P-.^Ireknd.  '  By  letters  out  of  Italy,  one  Nicholas  HoUiwood,  of  the 

'     '  HoIUwoods,  by  Dublin,  has  been  with  Tyrone  at  Rome,  and 

made  large  reports  to  him  of  the  affairs  of  Ireland  and  of  the 

secretest  things  that  are  handled  there  by  his  Lordship  and 

the  rest ;  whereof  they  that  are  beyond  boast  that  they  have 


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1615. 

often  notice  by  such  as  are  in  near  place  about  the  Lord 
Deputy.  How  true  this  is  he  (the  Deputy)  will  be  best  able 
to  judge.  Doubts  not  that  he  will  be  careful  to  look  into  a 
business  of  so  great  consequence  as  this.  Heard  this  HoUi- 
wood  married  Tyrone's  wife's  foster-sister,  and  is  returned 
into  'that  kingdom  with  her.  Knows  his  Lordship  will  be 
mindful  to  inquire  after  him.  He  will  probably  gather  from 
him  many  of  Tyrone's  secretest  intents,  for  with  such  stuff  he 
hath  freighted  him  thither.  Will  be  glad  to  hear  from  him 
concerning  this  business  or  anything  else  that  he  shall  think 
fit  to  impart  for  His  Majesty's  service. 

P.  1.     Endd. :  "  7  Oct.  1615.     To  the  Lord  Deputy." 


Oct.  17.      173.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

oi 'sTNo^e^'s  ^^  accordance  with  Lord  Audley's  petition,  patents  are  to 

be  made  out  to  Lord  Audley  and  Lady  Elizabeth  his  wife,  and 
also  to  Sir  Mervin  Tuchet,  Sir  Ferdinando  Tuchet,  Sir  John 
Davys,  and  Edward  Blount,  all  parcels  of  land  lying  within  the 
limits  of  their  several  grants  formerly  made. — Westminster, 
17  October  1615. 

Pp.  3.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

Oct.  17.      174.        The  King  to  Chichester. 
^^^^l'^^^  346  '^^^  King,  calling  to  mind  that  upon  the  first  publishing  of 

his  intention  to  plant  the  escheated  lands  in  Ulster  with 
British  undertakers,  and  that  when  no  man  seemed  willing  to 
engage  himself  in  that  plantation  upon  the  conditions  pro- 
pounded. Lord  Audley,  accepting  willingly  those  conditions, 
ofi'ered  to  undertake  the  planting  of  100,000  acres,  and  to 
bind  land  to  a  competent  value  in  England  for  his  due  per- 
formance of  the  articles  of  plantation ;  and  he  (the  King) 
approving  of  his  forwardness  to  advance  so  good  a  work, 
promised  him  extraordinary  respect  in  the  distribution  of  the 
escheated  lands.  And  therefore,  when  it  was  afterwards 
thought  fit  that  no  undertakers  should  have  more  than  3,000 
acres  or  have  above  one  proportion  for  himself,  and  when  for 
the  distribution  of  the  proportions  of  the  several  precincts, 
certain  Lords  of  the  Council  were  appointed  to  order  every 
precinct  and  to  nominate  fit  persons  to  undertake  the  same, 
Lord  Audley  had  special  favour  done  him  to  be  joined  with  the 
said  Lords  in  that  particular,  so  that  the  ordering  of  the  pre- 
cinct of  the  Omey  in  the  county  of  Tyrone  was  allotted  to 
him,  which  precinct,  being  divided  into  five  proportions  only, 
he  assigned  the  same  in  this  manner :  one  only  to  himself, 
and  the  other  four  to  Sir  Mervyn  Tuchet  and  Sir  Ferdinando 
Tuchet,  his  sons,  and  to  Sir  John  Davys  and  Sir  Edward 
Blount,  his  sons-in-law,  to  every  of  them  one  proportion,  with 
a  purpose  that  they  all  should  join  in  their  endeavours  and 
purses  together  in  planting  of  that  precinct.  But  that  precinct 
of  the  Omey  falling  out  to  be  the  most  barren  and  rough  land 
in  all  that  country,  so  that  it  was  almost  impossible  to  draw 


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1615. 

British  undertakers  thither,  Lord  Audley,  in  order  that  the 
plantation  of  his  precinct  should  not  fail,  himself  in  person 
took  the  main  charge  of  planting  that  barren  precinct,  as  well 
for  the  rest  as  himself  And  having  been  continually  resident 
thereupon  for  divers  years  past,  and  by  letting  those  lands  at 
very  low  rates  without  fine,  has  (as  the  King  is  informed) 
drawn  thither  so  many  English  and  Scottish  tenants  as  exceed 
the  numbers  required  by  the  articles  of  plantation,  and  has, 
besides  a  great  stock  of  English  cattle  brought  thither, 
bestowed  in  buildings  upon  the  same  2,000Z.  at  least,  and 
intends  to  bestow  as  much  more  in  the  like  structures. 

The  King  for  these  respects,  and  as  Lord  Audley  is  a  noble- 
man who  has  spent  much  time  and  lost  much  blood  in  the 
wars  there,  directs  that  all  concealed  lands  discovered  within 
his  precinct  shall  be  granted  to  him  and  the  other  undertakers 
in  the  precinct  at  rents  proportionable  to  the  rents  of  the 
lands  originally  granted,  those  to  be  passed  to  the  Lord 
Audley  to  be  passed  to  him  and  the  Lady  Elizabeth  his  wife, 
Avho  is  joint  patentee  with  him  in  the  original  grant,  and  the 
said  Ferdinando  Tuchet,  Sir  John  Davys,  and  Edward  Blount 
for  such  estates  and  rents,  covenants  and  conditions  as  in  their 
former  grants. — Westminster,  17  October,  in  the  13th  year  of 
the  reign. 

Pp.  2^.     Copy. 

Oct.  17.      175.        The  King  to  Chichestek. 
'H^fT  ?r5ifn^  -^^®  received  his  advertisement  announcing  that  the  Com- 

mons by  their  Speaker  had  besought  him  that  the  Parliament 
might  sit  for  another  session  to  pass  certain  Bills  transmitted 
under  the  Great  Seal,  instead  of  being  dissolved.  But  he  (the 
King)  having  viewed  the  Bills,  does  not  conceive  them  to  be 
such  as  necessarily  require  the  continuance  of  the  Parliament, 
as  the  most  important  matters  therein  contained  may  be  as 
well  provided  for  in  a  course  of  prerogative  either  by  Act  of 
Council  or  by  Proclamation ;  and,  if  necessary,  they  can  be 
afterwards  confirmed  in  a  future  Parliament.  He  (Chichester) 
accordingly  may  proceed  in  this  manner  touching  these 
particular  points : — 

1°.  Concerning  the  moderating  of  the  fees  presented  to  him 
(Chichester)  by  the  House  of  Commons  in  the  last 
session  of  Parliament,  of  which,  when  reduced,  he  is 
to  make  tables  to  be  hung  up  in  all  the  King's 
courts. 
2°.  Pending  the.  trial  of  the  quo  warranto  against  the 
claims  of  the  Trinity  guild  of  merchants  to  prohibit 
merchant  strangers  from  selling  in  gross  or  by  retail 
within  the  city  of  Dublin  or  its  suburbs,  he  is  on 
the  ground  of  such  a  custom  being  unlawful  and 
unreasonable,  in  the  meantime  and  until  judgment, 
to  issue  a  Proclamation  enabling  the  said  strangers 
freely  to  sell. 


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94  IRELAND— JAMES  I. 

1615. 

3°.  He  is  to  issue  another  Proclamation  continuing  the  dis- 
pensation already  granted  to  all  his  subjects  of  Ireland 
to  export  all  prohibited  commodities  except  wool, 
which  is  not  to  be  exported  beyond  the  King's 
dominions  ;  yet,  if  there  be  such  a  quantity  of  wool 
there  as  cannot  well  be  draped  in  that  kingdom,  it 
may  be  transported  into  England. 

4°.  If  he  should  find  on  perusal  of  the  Bill  against  the 
takers  of  excessive  mortuaries  complained  of  by  the 
House  of  Commons,  that  such  are  exacted  he  and  the 
Council  are  by  Act  of  State  to  reduce  and  moderate 
them,  as  he  (the  King)  is  informed  he  has  reduced 
some  other  kinds  qf  church  dues  exacted  in  Ulster  to 
the  good  contentment  of  the  people  of  that  province. 

5°.  The  statute  against  tanning  of  leather  which  the  Com- 
mons wished  to  be  repealed,  because  the  licensing  of 
places  for  tanning  was  given  only  to  Sir  Henry 
Sydney  for  life  and  determined  by  his  death,  he  (the 
King)  authorises  him  and  every  other  Deputy  for  the 
time  being  to  appoint  fit  places  and  persons  for 
tanning  of  leather,  with  a  clause  of  Non-obstante  the 
said  statute. 

Lastly.  By  a  several  Proclamation  he  shall  declare  his  (the 
King's)  pleasure  that  the  old  and  obsolete  statutes  of 
Kilkenny,  and  some  other  laws  of  later  times  pro- 
hibiting commerce  between  the  English  and  Irish, 
shall  not  from  henceforth  be  put  in  use  by  any  of  the 
judges  or  ministry  until  the  next  Parliament,  when 
they  may  be  utterly  repealed. 

The  eff'ect  of  these  Acts  and  Ordinances  of  State  added  to 
the  statutes  passed  in  these  last  two  sessions,  including  the 
Act  for  the  attainder  of  Tyrone  and  his  accomplices,  which 
tend  to  the  perpetual  peace  of  that  kingdom,  and  the  Act  for 
a  general  pardon,  which,  being  larger  than  any  pardon  that 
ever  was  granted  in  Ireland,  has  brought  great  comfort  and 
security  to  aU,  wiU  bring  such  benefit  to  the  commonwealth 
that  the  people  shall  have  cause  to  acknowledge  that  as  this 
the  King's  first  Parliament  has  been  the  most  solemn,  formal, 
and  general  assembly  of  the  estates  of  that  realm  that  ever 
was  seen  there,  so  has  it  "proved  the  most  profitable  and 
beneficial  for  the  common  subject  that  was  ever  held  in  that 
kingdom. — Westminster,  17  October,  in  the  13th  year  of  the 
reign. 

Pp.  7.     Copy. 

Oct.  29.     176.        Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  Sir  K.  Winwood. 
W '233^^40'  Eeturns  thanks  for  his  remembrance  concerning  the  office 

of  the  Tower.     Desires  the  respite  of  two  days  to  look  about 
him.— 29  October  1G15. 

P.  1.    Signed.    Add.    Endd. 


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1615, 
Oct.  31.      177.        LoED  Deputy  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 
®;^;'233^''°f'  Received  his  letters  sent  by  Mr.  Carpenter  on  the  16th  of 

the  last  month,  in  which  were  inclosed  His  Majesty's  letters 
declaring  his  pleasure  for  dissolving  the  ParLiament  here.  This 
has  long  since  been  done  ;  but  not  without  a  general  regret 
and  distaste  to  this  people.  His  purpose  was  to  have  acknow- 
ledged the  receipt  of  the  letter  by  the  same  party  whose 
return  he  looked  for  long  since;  but  finding  him  disinclined 
to  return  by  the  way  of  Munster,  will  not  delay  further. 

Was  much  comforted  by  the  assurance  promised  of  some 
treasure  for  the  supply  of  their  pinching  wants  and  necessities. 
Thinks  the  subsidy  will  hardly  be  brought  into  the  receipt 
in  coin  unless  it  come  from  thence  to  pay  His  Majesty's 
servitors,  and  by  them  to  be  paid  over  to  the  parties  to  whom 
they  are  long  indebted,  who  will  soon  disperse  it  over  the 
whole  kingdom. 

Requests  an  answer  to  some  points  of  his  former  letters 
as  well  as  those  now  written^  Prays  them  to  think  of  this 
poor  kingdom,  and  how  unable  His  Majesty's  servants  and 
officers  here  are  to  support  the  honour  of  the  State  and  to 
perform  the  good  works  which  are  needful  for  reformation  of 
what  is  yet  amiss,  without  countenance,  comfort,  and  rehef 
from  thence  according  to  the  custom  of  former  times. — Dublin, 
last  of  October  1615. 

P.  1.  Signed.  Add. :  "  To  the  Right  Honorable  my  very 
worthy  friend  Sir  Ralfe  Wynwood,  Knt.,  principal  secretary 
to  His  Majesty."     Endd. 


Nov,  11.      178.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  King's  Counsel. 

vo^*62*  No^Tss  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  the  office  of  clerk  of  the  Lower 

House  of  Parhament,  to  Edmond  Midhopp,  as  was  formerly 
granted  to  WiUiam  Bradley. — Chichester  House,  11  November 
1615. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Orig.    EndA. 

Nov.  20.     179.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  the  King's  Counsel. 
vo?%*2  jT^'^m  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of  Marshal 

of  the  Court  of  Castlechamber,  vacant  by  the  surrender  of 
Samuel  Mullenay,  to  Richard  Pemberton. — Dublin,  20  Novem- 
ber 1615. 

P.  1.     Signed  a,t  head.     Orig.    Endd. 


vol.  233, 42. 


Nov.  22.     180.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

^■"^■'oq'q'^o^'  Sir  John  Davys  came  on  the  I7th  with  letters,  one  of  the 

vol.  233. 42.  ^^  1        />  ^        1  .       .  TvT-   1       TT   n  1         1 

7th  of  October,  mentioning  one  JNich.  Hollywood,  who  came 
lately  hither  from  Rome,  the  other  of  the  30th  of  that  month, 
directing  him  to  send  over  Sir  John  Everard,  Rob.  Roth,  and 
Walt.  Lawless,  to  attend  further  directions  there.  Sir  John 
Everard  was  then  in  town.  Imparted  to  him  what  he  had 
received,  and  sent  a  commandment  to  the  other  two.     They 


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1615, 

will  hasten  over,  albeit  unwillingly,  for  that  they  know  not  by 
whom  their  charges  shall  be  borne. 

Holliwood  is  a  young  man,  and  was  at  Rome  about  the  time 
the  traitor  Tyrone  came  thither  ;  resorting  to  his  house  he  fell 
in  love  with  a  young  wench  that  waited  on  his  lady,  and  mar- 
ried her  unknown  to  them  ;  and  returning  into  this  kingdom 
he  (Chichester)  sent  for  him,  and  restrained  him  until  he  got 
good  bonds  for  his  loyalty  and  appearance.  His  father  dwells 
within  two  miles  of  this  town,  and  is  a  gentleman  of  an 
ancient  house,  and  of  a  reasonable  estate  here.  This  is  his 
eldest  son. 

In  December  last  he  brought  letters  from  Sir  Humphry.May, 
which  were  his  (Chichester's)  warrant  for  admitting  him  to  bring 
his  wife  into  this  kingdom,  as  he  has  done  ;  and  of  his  petition 
preferred  to  His  Majesty  he  sends  the  copies.  He  went  hence 
towards  Rome  about  Easter  last,  and  returned  in  September. 
He  landed  at  Gal  way,  and  came  soon  after  to  him  (Chichester), 
when  he  questioned  him  in  many  particulars  concerning 
Tyrone  and  the  fugitives  on  that  side,  but  could  learn  no  other 
but  that  Tyrone  was  in  health,  and  lived  in  plenty ;  and  yet 
wished  himself  again  in  Ireland,  of  which  he  and  the  rest 
despair,  unless  there  be  a  breach  of  the  peace  betwixt  the  King, 
our  master,  and  the  King  of  Spain ;  and  of  this  he  (Chichester) 
is  ascertained  by  men  of  more  observation  and  judgment  than 
he. 

Tyrone  intended,  whilst  he  was  at  Rome,  to  have  lodged  for 
a  time  in  a  town  within  the  dominion  of  the  Duke  of  Florence, 
but  having  sent  his  stuff  before  him  it  was  returned  by  reason 
the  Duke  denied  him  residence  there.  He  names  the  town  to 
be  Muntipulsany  (Monte  Pulciano).  He  says  he  never  spake 
with  Jesuit  or  fugitive  priest  whilst  he  was  there  of  anything 
concerning  the  state  of  this  kingdom,  nor  was  he  questioned 
therein  by  any  man  but  by  Sir  Anthony  Standon,  who  moved 
some  such  questions  unto  him  ;  but  he  could  say  nothing  but 
of  the  passages  in  the  Parliament  as  it  was  discovered  of  here, 
which  was  better  known  to  them  on  that  side  than  unto  him ; 
and  he  says  he  feared  to  speak  with  Sir  Anthony  less  he  would 
bring  him  into  trouble,  being  held  a  dangerous  man  on  that 
side. 

Sent  for  him  again  since  the  receipt  of  his  (Winwood's) 
letters,  and  could  get  nothing  more  from  him  than  he  formerly 
delivered,-^  and  thinks  he  knows  no  more  of  the  state  of 
matters  here  other  than  is  vulgarly  spoken  of,  for  he  is  a 
young  man  and  truly  disposed. 

Knows  he  (Winwood)  heard  that  one  Sir  James  M'Connel 
was  in  rebellion  in  Kentyre,  and  the  out  isles  of  Scotland,  after 
his  breaking  out  of  the  castle  of  Edenborough ;  and  being  pro- 
secuted by  the  Earl  of  Argyle  he  scattered  his  broken  forces, 

1  Note  in  rnaryin. — Tyrone  gave  him  200  crowns  to  bear  his  and  his  ■wife's 
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1615. 

whereof  some  fled  by  such  boats  as  they  could  get  on  that  side 
into  this  kingdom,  and  it  is  said  that  Sir  James  himself  was 
one  of  them.  Has  made  diligent  search  and  inquiry  after  him 
in  all  places  to  which  he  was  most  likely  to  resort,  but  can 
hear  no  more  of  him  as  yet,  but  that  he  with  his  base  son  and 
another  man  were  withdrawn  from  the  rest,  and  went  disguised 
in  hope  to  get  passage  in  some  port  town  of  this  kingdom  for 
Spain  or  France.  Has  given  it  in  charge  to  all  the  ofiicers  to 
look  that  he  escape  not. 

There  were  amongst  those  rebels  in  Scotland  a  brother  of 
Alexander  M'Donneirs,  nephew  to  Sir  Randall  M'Donnell,  who 
was  accused  for  one  of  the  principals  in  the  late  Ulster  con- 
spiracy, who  carried  with  him  24  or  25  of  the  idle  loose  men 
of  Sir  Randall's  country,  who  are  lately  returned  back,  and 
threatening  to  burn  and  spoil  his  tenants  and  the  new  planta- 
tors  in  those  parts.  He  endeavoured  to  get  them  protected  for 
a  time,  and  hears  he  has  obtained  this  from  some  of  the  ofiicers 
there,  but  as  soon  as  the  nights  grow  shorter  he  intends  to 
revoke  their  protection,  and  to  make  them  a  terror  to  others  to 
run  the  like  courses.  Sir  Randall  might  easily  apprehend  or 
kill  them  if  he  be  thereto  disposed  when  they  are  out  of  pro- 
tection. Has  wiitten  to  him  to  that  efiect,  and  two  lines  from 
His  Majesty  will  quicken  him  therein. 

They  have  no  money  to  set  any  service  forward,  the  subsidy 
cannot  be  paid  in  coin  unless  it  come  from  thence,  and  this  is 
the  miserable  estate  they  are  in,  which  God  amend. — Dublin, 
22  November  1615. 

Pp.  3.     Signed.     Endd. 

Nov.  24.     181.        Walter  Earl  of  Ormond  to  Sir  Ralph  Winwood. 
^  T'^^as'Ts*'  Notifies  his  attendance  at  Newmarket  in  the  matter  of  Lord 

'     '  Dingwell. — Newmarket,  24  November  1615. 

P.  1.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

Nov.  25.      182.        Sir  James  Perrott  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

^^  ''S^s'T-f '  Hearing  there  is  some  consultation  as  well  to  lessen  His 

Majesty's  charges  as  to  increase  his  revenue  in  Ireland,  ofiers 
some  suggestions  which  may  further  His  Majesty's  intended 
service  in  that  behalf 

First,  will  not  meddle  with  the  abatement  of  the  army 
and  forces.  But  believes  there  are  many  churches  and  livings 
in  that  kingdom,  some  as  impropriations  belonging  to  His 
Majesty,  others  as  parsonages,  vicarages,  and  the  like,  held  • 
either  by  laymen  that  have  no  right  at  all  imto  them,  but 
have  gotten  the  custodiam  of  them  and  hold  them  by  strong- 
hand,  or  else  possessed  by  sundry  priests  and  others  of  the 
Romish  religion".  If  a  commission  were  granted  to  some 
worthy  and  religious  gentlemen,  to  be  joined  with  the  bishops 
in  the  several  provinces  and  dioceses  of  that  realm,  to  inquire 
the  state  of  those  livings,  promotions,  and  dignities,  by  what 
right  they  are  holden,  of  what  value  they  are,  and  by  what 
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1615. 

manner  of  men  possessed,  doubts  not  but  there  is  much 
of  His  Majesty's  right  and  revenue  detained,  which  may  be 
either  better  employed  for  His  Majesty's  benefit,  or  else  for 
the  maintenance  of  ministers  and  the  advancing  of  true  reli- 
gion, and  not  for  the  support  of  priests  and  recusants  there, 
or  of  their  children  beyond  the  seas  in  seminaries,  as  they  are 
for  the  most  part  now-a-days  used. 

There  are  other  courses  whereby  he  supposes  His  Majesty's 
revenue^and  service  may  be  farthered  in  that  State,  but  not 
knowing  how  far  the  commissioners  have  proceeded  therein, 
he  wiU  not  now  presume  to  anticipate  their  advice,  but  at  his 
return  will  acquaint  you  with  what  he  conceives  herein. — 
London,  25  November  1615. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Nov.  28.      183.        The  King  to  Chichester. 

Toi.  2*p.  348.  Considering  the  many  years  wherein  he  has  sustained  the 

painful  place  of  his  (the  King's)  Deputy  with  so  much  wisdom, 
and  being  unwilHng  to  wear  out  his  good  subjects  in  his 
service,  especially  when  that  country  is  reduced  to  so  good  a 
form  (in  which  he  acknowledges  his  services),  he  now  gives 
him  leave  to  retire  himself  from  that  charge,  and  to  repose 
himself  either  in  his  government  in  the  north,  or  if  more 
agreeable  to  him  to  repair  hither  to  kiss  his  hands.  He  is  to 
dehver  the  sword  to  the  Archbishop  of  Dublin  being  Lord 
Chancellor,  and  to  Sir  John  Denham,  Chief  Justice  of  the 
King's  Bench,  to  be  Lords  Justices. — Newmarket,  29  Novem- 
ber 1615. 

Pp.  2.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.    Endd,    Enrol, 

Nov.  28.     184.        The  King  to  Chichester. 
Tol!^2^p.  348.  Forasmuch  as  there  are  some  persons  so  ill-affected  to  this 

gentleman.  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common 
Pleas,  because  he  has  held  a  contrary  course  to  them  for  the 
good  of  the  King's  service  there,  as  in  their  discourses  to 
fasten  some  speeches  upon  him  concerning  his  repair  unto 
this  kingdom  (of  England),  which  might  (if  he  the  King 
should  not  wipe  them  away  by  his  testimony)  turn  to  his 
disgrace,  by  this  present  the  King  signifies  that  the  said  Sir 
Dominic  was  not  called  over  for  any  objection  or  exception 
that  had  been  conveyed  either  against  his  person  or  his  parts, 
but  only  to  question  him  about  the  form  of  his  patent  being 
granted  in  reversion,  which  a  place  of  judicature  would  not 
admit,  and  so  in  itself  was  void  in  law.  And  because  he  has 
showed  himself  since  his  coming  over  worthy  of  his  former 
character,  and  is  highly  capable  of  the  office  he  holds,  as  also 
because  of  his  conformity  in  religion,  aU  which  were  the  first 
grounds  of  his  promotion,  he  (Chichester)  is  to  accept  a  sur- 
render of  his  present  patent  to  be  cancelled,  and  make  him  a 
new  patent  of  the  place  of  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common 
Pleas. 


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1615. 

And  because  his  (the  King's)  princely  care  of  the  natives  of 
that  kingdom  for  their  advancement  is  no  less  than  of  his 
other  subjects,  he  (Chichester)  is  to  let  them  know  that  if 
they  shew  themselves  equally  sufficient  in  their  profession, 
and  conformable  in  religion,  they  will  find  him  (the  King)  as 
graciously  inclined  to  promote  them. — Westminster,  28  No- 
vember, in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  2^.     Sign  manual  at  head.     Add.     Endd.     Enrol. 

Nov.  29.      185.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

voi.'asa  Ts.'  Directs   that   Garrat  FitzRichard   Geraldine  and  Thomas 

FitzGerald,  his  son,  be   admitted  to  a  summary  hearing   of 
their  title  to  the  lands  of  M'Thomas  in  Munster,  before  some 
of  the  judges. — Newmarket. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

Nov.  186.         The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

T,Q\\lf^i^'  Authorises  him  to  pass  a  grant  under  the  Great  Seal  of 

Ireland  to  John  Bath  of  the  manor  or  town  of  Balgriflin,  in 
the  county  of  Dublin, — Newmarket,  November  1615. 

At  the  end  is  a  note,  "  May  it  please  your  Lordship  we  have 
examined  this  with  the  patent,  and  do  find  it  to  agree  there- 
with verbatim." 

Signed :  Jo.  Denham,  Fr.  Aungier. 
Pp.  2.     Endd. 


Nov.  27.      187.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

vol '233  ^48*  Commends  him  highly  for  the   zeal    and   success   in   the 

discharge  of  his  office  of  Deputy,  and  his  wisdom  and  long 
experience  in  that  government.  But  taking  into  account  the 
many  years  that  he  has  held  that  painful  place,  and  being 
unwilling  to  wear  out  his  good  subjects  in  his  service, 
especially  when  the  things  are  reduced  into  so  good  a  form, 
wherein  he  acknowledges  his  (Lord  Chichester's)  endeavours. 
His  Majesty  is  pleased  to  disburthen  him  of  that  charge,  and 
to  give  him  leave  to  retire  from  that  public  duty,  and  to  follow 
his  own  private  affairs,  and  to  repose  after  his  travel,  either 
in  his  government  in  the  north  or  otherwise,  as  it  shall  seem 
good  to  himself  or,  if  this  shall  be  more  agreeable  to  his 
desires,  to  repair  hither  to  kiss  His  Majesty's  hand.  In  any 
event  will  expect  him  to  continue  his  care  and  watchfulness 
for  the  good  of  that  kingdom.  He  may  rest  assured  that  he 
leaves  that  place  with  the  King's  very  good  grace  and 
acceptation  of  his  services,  that  if  occasion  ofier  he  wiU  not  be 
unmindful  of  his  former  pains.  Has  made  choice  of  the  Lord 
Archbishop  of  Dublin,  the  Chancellor,  and  Sir  John  Denham, 
Knt.,  the  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's  Bench  in  that  kingdom,  as 
justices  to  supply  his  room.  And  requires  him  to  deliver  up 
the  swoi'd  with  such  ceremonies  as  are  accustomed. — Given  at 
Newmarket,  27  November  1615. 
P.  1. 

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1015. 
Nov.  29.     188.        The  King  to  the   Lord   Chancellor  and   Sir  John 

S.P.,  Ireland,  DeNHAM. 

'     ■  Appointing  them  Lord  Justices  on  the  revocation  of  the 

Lord  Deputy  Chichester,  with  allowance  each  of  1,0001 
English  per  annum,  with  all  such  port  coin  and  beeves, 
towards  the  keeping  of  their  tables,  as  are  now  paid  in  kind, 
to  be  equally  divided  betwixt  them. — Newmarket,  29  Nov- 
ember 1615. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

Dec.  1.       189.        Chichester  to  any  of  the  King's  Counsel. 

*^rfi^2^^^w^'>  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  William  Marwood, 

'   '     "'  Esq.,  of  a  weekly  market   on   Saturday  in   Moneseede,   co. 

Wexford,  or  any  other  place  within  the  manor  of  Marwood ; 
and  also  of  a  fair  in  the  said  town  on  St.  Luke's  day,  with 
court  of  pie  powder  to  the  said  fair  and  all  accustomed  rights 
and  duties. — Dublin,  1  December  1615. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Dec.  8.      190.        The  King  to  [  ]. 

*^%'n  ^^"^1%^  Since  disputes  have  arisen  between  the  Earl  of  Ormond  and 

'      '      '  Lady  Dingwell,  and  as  Lady  Dingwell  acknowledges  the  King 

as  her  father  under  God,  the  King's  correspondent  is  required 
to  call  unto  him  Sir  James  FuUerton  and  the  King's  counsel, 
and  by  their  advice  to  inform  himself  so  as  to  be  able  to 
advise  the  King  what  course  is  to  be  taken.  The  lady  hath 
no  further  jointure  with  her  husband  than  the  King's  favour, 
as  for  that  only  respect  she  married  him. — Newmarket,  8 
December  1615. 

P.  1.     Copy.     Endd. 

Dec.  9.      191.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

T^t^^'Ji'^  ^'^  ^^   *°   make  stay  of  the   grant   in   fee-farm  now  in 

'^'     "  progress  for  conveying  to  the  townsmen  of  Athlone  of  all  the 

lands  belonging  to  the  castle  there,  except  the  meadow,  and  to 

observe  the  same  stay  as  regards  all  other  grants  in  fee,  until 

further  order. — Whitehall,  9  December  1615. 

Signed:  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox, 
Pembroke,  Exeter,  Fenton,  Thomas  Winton,  W.  KnoUys,  E. 
Wotton,  Raphe  Winwood,  Fulk  Grevyll. 
P.  ^.     Add.     Endd. 

Dec.  14.      192.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 
J'T'^^'i^o  ^i^  James  Hamilton's  presence  is  desired.     And  he  (Chi- 

'^'     "  Chester)  is  to  forbear  any  further  treaty  with  him  concerning 

a  sale  to  His  Majesty  of  his  customs  in  the  North. — 
WhitehaU,  14  December  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox,  E.  Worcester,  Pem- 
broke, Fenton,  W.  KnoUys,  Raphe  Winwood,  Fulk  Grevyll, 
Tho.  Lake,  Jul.  Caesar. 
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1616. 
[Dec.  19.]    193.        [Sir  Ralph  Winwood]  to  the  Loeds  Justices. 

vol.' 233  To.'  By  the  letters  which  they,  Archbishop  of  Dublin  and  Sir 

John  Denham,  will  receive  from  His  Majesty,  they  will  under- 
stand the  trust  and  confidence  His  Majesty  reposes  not  only 
in  their  practice  and  experience  of  those  countries,  but  also  in 
their  integrity,  duty,  and  loyal  affection  to  the  honour  and 
advancement  of  his  service.  Is  assured  they  will  not  fail  by 
their  industrious  endeavours  in  the  performance  of  that  charge 
to  justify  this  good  opinion. 

The  defects  of  the  instructions  which  accompanied  the 
letters  they  will  be  pleased  out  of  their  care  and  discretion  to 
supply,  with  their  better  judgments  and  knowledge  of  those 
countries ;  for  these  are  sent  rather  for  form  and  fashion  sake, 
than  to  direct  or  instruct  their  judgments,  who  having  lived 
so  long  in  those  parts  best  can  determine  what  for  the  good 
of  His  Majesty's  service  ought  to  be  either  continued  or  re- 
formed and  amended.  Will  only  say  that  he  wishes  them 
both  jointly  and  severally  all  happiness  and  prosperous  success 
in  the  execution  of  that  great  charge  which  they  are  to  under- 
take. They  will  aim  first  at  the  establishment  of  religion, 
next,  at  the  security  and  welfare  of  that  kingdom,  in  both 
which  they  may  reckon  on  his  ready  assistance.  What  other 
alterations  shall  hereafter  be  made  for  the  government  of  the 
State  they  shall  hereafter  understand. 

Pp.  2.    Endd. 

[Dec.  19.]     194.        Instructions  from  the  King  to  the  Lords  Justices.' 

^Zi'llTbi'  '^^^y  "^^^^  understand  by  his  letters  directed  to  the  Lord 

Chichester,  that  for  the  good  opinion  he  has  of  their  wisdom 
and  experience  in  the  affairs  of  that  kingdom  of  Ireland  he 
has  made  choice  of  them  to  have  the  government  thereof  as 
his  justices,  committed  to  their  care,  which  charge  that  they 
may  be  the  better  enabled  to  undergo  he  gives  them  joint 
power  and  authority  to  keep  the  peace,  the  laws  and  customs 
of  the  said  kingdom,  to  govern  aU  his  people  there,  to  chastise 
and  correct  offenders,  and  to  encourage  according  to  their  dis- 
cretions such  as  shall  endeavour  to  do  well. 

And  although  it  is  less  necessary  for  them  than  it  would  be 
for  other  deputies  sent  from  hence,  to  whom  the  kingdom  is 
not  so  well  known,  yet  he  thinks  it  not  amiss,  according  to 
former  customs,  to  prescribe  to  them  such  things  as  he  holds 
necessary  for  them  to  observe  in  their  government  for  his 
service  there. 

First,  therefore,  they  shall  deliver  their  letters  of  appoint- 
ment to  the  now  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  in  the  place  where 
then  they  shall  be,  and  they  shall  take  order  for  the  sword 
of  that  realm  as  the  instrument  of  his  supreme  authority  to 
be  delivered  unto  them,  and  they  shall  bind  themselves  by 
oath  to  observe  such  things  as  properly  belong  to  that  oflice, 
after  which  ceremonies  duly  performed,  they  shall  take  their 


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1615. 

places  above  all  others  as  his  justices  and  chief  governors 
there. 

And  forasmuch  as  the  principal  foundation  of  all  good 
success  in  aU  our  actions  rests  upon  the  true  service  of  God, 
they  must  above  all  things  else  endeavour  to  reduce  that 
people  from  their  errors  in  religion,  for  which  end  they  are  to 
continue  the  repairing  and  building  of  churches  throughout 
that  kingdom,  and  not  only  to  supply  the  spiritual  livings  as 
they  shall  become  void  with  apt  and  able  persons,  being  men 
of  good  report  and  credit,  and  such  as  may  reside  upon  their 
livings  if  the  same  are  competent,  but  to  persuade  all  others 
who  have  the  advowsons  of  any  such  livings  to  do  the  like, 
eschewing  aU  manner  of  corruption  in  the  bestowing  of  the 
same.  He  requires  them  to  have  special  care  that  the  provisions 
appointed  for  the  livings  of  the  clergy  in  the  instructions  for 
the  plantation  of  the  signories  in  Munster,  and  those  tithes 
and  {lands  in  the  north  parts  granted  or  assigned  for  the 
ministry  be  employed  accordingly ;  and  that  the  lands  and 
provisions  given  for  the  maiatenance  of  free  schools,  and  the 
other  means  provided  by  the  laws,  that  for  provision  of  the 
said  schools  be  truly  employed  for  the  maintenance  of  school- 
masters which  shall  attend  those  schools  ;  and  that  they  shall 
endeavour  to  win  the  people  to  send  their  children  to  be  edu- 
cated in  the  college  near  Dublin,  for  whose  good  the  same  was 
chiefly  erected. 

They  shaU  often  seriously  advise  with  the  Council  there 
about  the  state  of  the  affairs  of  that  kingdom,  and  not  spend 
the  time  of  their  assemblies  in  idle  and  petty  businesses,  such 
as  are  unfit  to  be  brought  to  that  board,  but  are  to  be  referred 
to  such  of  the  ordinary  courts  of  justice  as  the  same  shall 
properly  belong  to,  or  to  the  judges  in  their  circuits. 

They  and  the  Council  there  are  from  time  to  time  to  report 
what  may  be  amiss  and  fit  to  be  amended  and  prevented  by 
further  directions  ;  in  all  such  things  His  Majesty  will  gladly 
hearken  to  their  advices  and  opinions. 

And  whereas  orders,  letters,  and  instructions  formerly  sent 
from  hence  have  not  been  in  all  cases  duly  imparted  by  the 
Deputies  to  the  members  of  the  Council,  he  directs  that  these 
and  all  other  instructions,  letters,  or  advices  which  they  shall 
receive  from  the  King  or  the  Lords  of  his  Council  here  needful 
to  be  imparted  shall  with  all  diligence  be  imparted  unto  them, 
or  some  of  the  principal  of  them,  and  that  once  every  quarter 
all  letters  and  directions  from  hence  concerning  our  service 
needful  to  be  read  shall  be  read  at  the  Council  table  by  one 
of  the  King's  secretaries  in  the  presence  of  you,  the  Lords 
Justices,  or  other  governors,  and  the  Council  there,  except  they 
shall  be  otherwise  directed  by  his  said  letters. 

They  cannot  be  ignorant  what  an  infinite  mass  of  trea- 
sure that  kingdom  has  consumed  in  the  time  of  war,  and 
how  chargeable  it  is  yet  in  this  time  of  peace ;  they  will 
therefore  do  an  acceptable  service  in  advertising  His  Majesty 


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from  time  to  time  how  unnecessary  charges  may  be  diminished 
and  the  King's  revenue  there  increased,  and  in  the  meantime 
they  shall  with  all  carefulness  observe  these  directions  follow- 
ing with  such  others  as  are  or  shall  be  sent  unto  you : — 

That  no  fee-farm  or  lease  of  any  lands  not  in  charge  be 
granted  under  the  Great  Seal  nor  any  custodiam  under  the 
seal  of  the  Exchequer  before  an  office  be  found,  a  record 
entered,  an  indifferent  valuation  made  of  the  lands,  and  the 
same  put  in  charge  with  the  auditor,  and  that  every  man  to 
whom  such  grant  is  to  be  made  shall,  before  his  patent  or 
grant  do  pass  any  of  the  seals,  put  in  good  sureties  to  answer 
the  rents  and  perform  such  conditions  and  covenants  as  are 
reserved.  That  they  and  the  commissioners  for  that  purpose 
do  not  demise  any  of  the  King's  lands  by  lease  without  a 
reasonable  fine  answered  for  the  same,  and  such  increase  of 
rents  as  they  shall  think  fit  upon  consideration  of  the  [nature 
of  the  lands  to  be  demised.  The  like  course  to  be  observed 
in  all  grants  upon  surrenders  and  defective  titles,  with  special 
care  to  preserve  the  tenures. 

That  in  the  survey  of  escheated  or  concealed  lands  a  better 
valuation  for  the  King  be  made  than  heretofore  hath  been 
set  down,  and  that  the  surveyors  certify  no  value  or  particular 
without  view  of  the  land  or  inquisition  first  taken. 

His  Majesty  is  advertised  that  the  judges  in  their  circuits, 
by  what  warrant  he  knows  not,  convert  the  petty  fines  under 
40s.  to  their  own  private  uses. 

Now  forasmuch  as  he  thinks  that  the  allowance  made  to 
them  for  their  said  journeys  are  sufficient,  his  pleasure  is,  that 
the  said  fines  shall  be  duly  extreated  into  our  Exchequer,  and 
levied  as  carefully  as  any  other  revenue  of  that  Crown  ;  and 
to  that  end  he  absolutely  forbids  the  giving  away  of  any  of 
the  said  fines  or  other  casualties  by  concordatums,  as  namely, 
the  remitting  of  first  fruits  to  bishops  and  churchmen,  the 
fines  in  the  Star  Chamber,  the  fines  for  liveries,  wardships, 
intrusions,  alienations  or  pardons  of  them,  recognizances,  nor 
any  greenwax  books,  that  it  may  appear  how  much  his 
casualties  amount  unto. 

And  because  the  said  casualties,  if  they  be  carefully  looked 
into,  will  add  much  to  the  revenue  there,  his  pleasure  is,  that 
at  the  end  of  every  term  in  the  year  there  be  true  and  perfect 
extreats  of  all  the  said  casualties  and  profits  of  every  court  of 
what  kind  soever  severally  made  and  engrossed  in  parchment, 
and  brought  by  one  of  the  judges  or  principal  officers  of  the 
same  court  to  the  Lords  Justices  or  other  governor  and  the 
Council  at  the  table,  where  a  note  of  them  being  taken  by  the 
clerks  of  the  Council,  they  are  from  that  table  to  be  delivered  to 
the  officers  of  the  Exchequer,  to  be  called  for  with  expedition. 

The  like  course  he  would  have  likewise  taken  by  the 
judges  of  assize  and  gaol  delivery,  and  by  all  other  officers 
and  commissioners,  who  are  every  half  year,  viz.,  in  the  terms 
of  Michaelmas  and  Easter,  to   present  their  extreats  to  the 


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1615. 

Lords  Justices  and  the  Council  in  parchment  to  be  disposed  of 
as  aforesaid.  Directs  them  to  call  twice  every  year  at  the 
least  upon  the  officers  to  whom  the  said  extreats  shall  be 
delivered,  and  to  take  notice  what  care  they  have  taken  for 
the  calling  of  them  in  to  our  use ;  and  where  they  find  any 
remissness  or  wilful  connivance  in  any  of  them,  immediately 
to  remove  him  from  his  place  and  bestow  it  upon  another. 
The  money  brought  in  of  these  casualties  is  to  be  paid  to  the 
general  receiver,  who  is  to  be  charged  therewith  upon  his 
account. 

They  may  remember  that  His  Majesty  formerly  gave  direc- 
tions that  neither  the  Treasurer  nor  his  deputy  should  receive 
any  of  the  King's  moneys  of  what  kind  soever  but  in  the  . 
presence  of  our  Chamberlain,  or  some  other  officer  appointed 
for  that  service.  This  order  he  requires  them  to  put  in  due 
execution,  that  the  charge  against  the  Treasurer  may  the 
better  appear  to  the  commissioners  of  his  accounts,  unless  he 
shall  give  you  further  directions  herein ;  and  that  the  Trea- 
surer may  the  better  understand  what  he  has  to  do  in  his 
place,  and  what  is  due  to  the  King  from  his  subjects  there, 
they  shall  command  the  auditor  (with  the  advice  of  such 
others  as  best  know  the  state  of  the  revenue)  to  deliver  a 
rental  unto  him  of  all  such  rents  as  ought  to  be  paid  to  the 
King  in  that  kingdom. 

Upon  the  determining  of  the  late  war  it  was  requisite  that 
many  men  who  had  done  good  service,  and  others  for  other 
respects  of  State,  should  have  pensions  bestowed  upon  them 
during  their  lives,  which  His  Majesty  had  no  purpose  should 
be  continued  after  their  deaths,  as  he  finds  they  are  to  his 
excessive  charge.  His  pleasure,  therefore,  is  for  redress  of  that 
inconvenience  hereafter,  that  as  any  pensioner  of  what  quality 
soever  shall  die,  his  pension  shall  die  with  him,  and  not  be 
bestowed  upon  any  other. 

In  considering  the  excessive  charge  of  that  kingdom,  he 
finds  nothing  more  worthy  reformation  than  the  extraordinary 
allowances  that  are  made  by  concordatums ;  in  granting 
whereof  the  Deputy  and  Council  have  taken  too  great  a 
liberty ;  and,  therefore,  to  reduce  that  expense  hereafter  to  a 
narrower  scope,  he  directs  that  no  concordatums  be  granted 
but  upon  very  good  consideration  of  the  service  done  or  to  be 
performed,  and  then  that  the  said  concordatums  be  signed  at 
the  Council  table  when  the  Council  are  present,  that  every 
man  may  deliver  his  opinion  of  it ;  in  granting  whereof  they 
shall  limit  themselves  to  the  sum  of  1,000  pounds  English  per 
annum  over  and  above  the  allowances  of  the  judges  in  their 
circuits,  and  their  robes,  which  we  are  pleasedshall  be  hence- 
forward paid  out  of  the  revenues  there  by  concordatum  and 
not  out  of  the  wars,  which,  as  the  times  noAv  are,  he  thinks  it 
a  very  good  proportion  for  all  expenses  of  that  kind,  and  will 
not  have  them  exceed  it  without  his  special  warrant;  and  to 
the  end  that  they  may  confine  themselves  within  that  compass, 


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1615. 

they  shall  do  well,  quarterly,  or  more  often  as  they  see  cause, 
to  command  the  clerk  of  the  Council  to  deliver  them  a  brief 
of  what  sums  they  have  formerly  bestowed,  and  for  what 
purpose. 

The  multiplicity  of  pardons  has  multiplied  ofienders.  No 
pardons,  therefore,  for  any  offenders  hereafter  shall  be  granted 
but  such  as  shall  first  be  propounded  at  the  Council  table  by 
one  of  the  King's  secretaries,  that  both  the  qualities  of  the 
persons,  their  crimes  and  merits  may  be  freely  debated  there  ; 
and  when  any  such  pardons  are  granted  in  full  Council,  then 
that  reasonable  fines  be  reserved  upon  them  for  the  King's 
use,  and  not  given  away  by  concordatums  as  heretofore. 

Does  not  mean  that  they  should  so  strictly  tie  themselves 
to  the  observation  of  thesejinstructions,  that  they  should  not 
likewise  be  guided  by  any  others  formerly  sent  thither,  but  as 
the  occasion  of  the  service  shall  require,  so  he  would  have 
them  to  apply  themselves  to  all  others  that  are  not  repugnant 
to  these,  whereon  he  thinks  that  none  can  be  of  greater  con- 
sequence than  such  as  the  late  Deputy,  the  Lord  Chichester, 
has  received,  whereunto  he  wishes  them  to  have  recourse. 

And  now  having  directed  them  what  he  would  have  them 
do,  he  will,  for  conclusion,  acquaint  them  with  what  he  would 
not  have  them  do,  and  wherein  he  altogether  restrains  their 
power,  and  that  in  these  three  things  :.  The  first  is,  that  they 
shall  not  meddle  in  granting  any  wardships  of  bodies  or  lands, 
any  intrusions,  pardons  of  intrusions,  or  such  like,  but  leave 
the  same  to  such  as  he  shall  specially  appoint  and  instruct  for 
that  service. 

The  other,  that  they  do  not  give  the  order  of  knighthood 
to  any  of  what  merit,  degree,  or  condition  soever,  unless  His 
Majesty  shall  enlarge  their  power  in  that  kind,  which  he  the 
rather  restrains  in  them  because  former  Deputies  have  taken 
to  themselves  such  liberty  as  to  confer  that  honour  upon  needy 
and  unworthy  persons,  and  thereby  have  done  the  King's 
authority  and  that  calling  too  much  wrong. 

And  lastly,  that  they  do  not  grant  any  judicial  place  nor 
any  principal  office  in  any  of  the  courts  of  justice  there,  nor 
admit  any  to  be  of  the  King's  learned  Council  without  his 
special  direction  first  had  and  obtained. 

Pp.  8.     Endd. :  "  Instructions  for  the  Lords  Justices." 

Dec.  20.      195.         Sir  John  Davys  to  Sm  Thomas  Lake. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  jg  entreated  by  Mr.  Doctor  Rives,  who  is  his  wife's  near 

vol   233   54 

'     '  kinsman,  and  who  well  deserves  the  love  of  his  friends,  to 

write  somewhat  to  him  touching  a  business  which  concerns 
his  whole  estate  in  this  kingdom,  and  a  little  concerns  both  Sir 
Thomas  Lake  and  him  (Davys). 

He  states  that  ho  (Lake)  has  procured  His  Majesty's  letter  for 
a  grant  to  be  made  to  him  in  reversion  of  the  office  of  Judge 
of  the  Faculties  and  of  the  Prerogative  Court  in^this  kingdom, 
and  he  (Davys)  upon   that    letter    drew    the    letters   patent 


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1615. 

whereby  that  office  was  granted  in  reversion  unto  him.  He 
expected  the  fall  of  this  reversion  divers  years,  and  while  he 
stood  in  expectation  of  that  poor  fortune  here,  he  lost  the 
opportunity  of  a  better  preferment  in  England.  Speaks  this  of 
his  own  knowledge. 

Now  this  office  being  fallen  unto  him  by  the  death  of  one 
Doctor  Doyn,  an  Irish  doctor  of  the  law,  against  whom  no 
exception  was  taken  that  he  (Davys)  ever  heard  of  while  he 
held  that  office,  some  of  the  great  prelates  here  do  protest 
against  Doctor  Rives,  as  able  a  man,  even  by  their  own 
confession,  as  any  doctor  that  held  the  place  here  before  him, 
and  whose  patent  has  the  same  form  and  words  mutaiis 
mutandis,  as  are  contained  in  the  former  letters  patent 
granted  to  his  predecessors  in  that  place  ;  alledging  that  they 
do  not  conceive  that  it  was  or  is  His  Majesty's  pleasure  that 
Doctor  Rives  should  have  power  over  the  whole  clergy  of  this 
kingdom  in  granting  or  examining  of  all  faculties  and  dis- 
pensations, &c. 

Now  the  truth  is,  that  the  power  of  granting  faculties  and 
dispensations  having  been  for  the  most  part  usurped  by  the 
Pope,  was  restored  and  settled  in  the  Crown  by  the  statute  of 
21  Henry  VIII.  in  England,  and  by  that  Act  the  power  of 
granting  faculties  in  the  King's  name  is  given  to  the  Arch- 
bishop of  Canterbury  in  England.  But  the  same  Act  being 
sent  over  to  be  enacted  in  this  kingdom  anno  28  Henry  VIII., 
the  wisdom  of  the  King  and  Council  in  England,  who  trans- 
mitted the  Act  hither,  and  the  wisdom  of  the  Parliament 
which  did  enact  the  same  here,  did  not  then  think  it  meet  to 
give  that  authority  to  any  archbishop  or  bishop  of  this  realm, 
but  left  the  same  to  be  executed  by  such  special  commis- 
sioners as  should  from  time  to  time  be  appointed  by  the  King. 

The  copy  of  that  branch  of  the  Act  he  sends  here  inclosed. 
Accordingly  this  authority  has  been  executed  from  time  to 
time  by  His  Majesty's  special  commissioners,  all  learned  in  the 
canon  law,  yet  few  of  them  so  well  qualified  as  this  gentleman, 
who  was  bred  in  Winchester,  New  College  in  Oxford,  and  has 
studied  the  law  in  the  best  universities  in  France,  and  has 
extraordinary  ability  of  vsdt,  elocution,  and  all  manner  of 
learning,  whereof  he  made  good  demonstration  in  the  last 
Parliament  here,  when  he  did  His  Majesty  very  good  service. 
So  as  he  has  approved  himself  every  way  worthy  of  that 
recommendation  which  he  (Sir  Thomas)  gave  him  when  he 
obtained  this  place  for  him  :  prays  him  therefore  not  to 
suffer  his  own  plant  (which  is  like  to  prosper  so  well)  to  be 
supplanted  so  long  as  he  behaves  himself  well  and  worthily  in 
his  place.  Leaves  it  to  his  consultation  whether  in  reason  of 
state,  and  for  the  manifestation  of  His  Majesty's  distinct 
prerogative  in  this  case,  it  be  not  more  meet  that  His  Majesty  (?) 
refer  this  power  to  be  committed  from  time  to  time  to  some 
special   person  of   meaner  rank  than  an  archbishop,  whose 


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1615. 

successors  will  still  expect  the  like  same  commission  to  be 
granted  unto  them. 

Knows  it  belongs  to  his  (Lake's)  place  as  a  duty  or  tribute 
(as  my  Lord  of  Salisbury  was  wont  to  say)  to  receive  adver- 
tisements from  His  Majesty's  servants  abroad;  therefore  from 
henceforth  he  (Davys)  will  not  omit  that  duty  as  occurrents 
shall  arise  here  worthy  of  his  knowledge,  and  fit  too  for  him 
(Davys)  in  his  place  to  advertise.  At  this  time  the  only 
business  is  their  proceeding  against  Waterford  for  the  resump- 
tion of  their  liberties,  which  is  now  almost  come  to  a 
period,  for  they  have  obtained  a  rule  in  the  Chancery  here  for 
a  seizure  to  be  awarded  if  they  make  not  a  voluntary  sur- 
render under  the  seal  of  their  corporation  before  the  first  of 
January  next. — Dublin,  20  December  1615. 

Pp.  3.  Signed.  Add. :  To  the  Right  Honourable  Sir  Thomas 
Lake,  Knt.,  His  Majesty's  principal  secretary  at  the  court,  give 
these.     Endd. 

Dec.  24.     196.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  Chichester. 

^y-^^^'  ^''  Recommend  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield  to  his  favour,  now  on  his 

'   '    "       '  return  to  Ireland  as  Lord  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common  Pleas. 

He  has  shown  himself  worthy  of  those  recommendations  they 

(the    Lords)    had  received  from  them    (Chichester  and    the 

Council). — Whitehall,  24  December  1615. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  T.  Ellesmere,  Cane,  T.  Suffolke,  Lenox, 
E.  Worcester,  W.  Knollys,  Raphe  Winwood,  Jul.  Csesar, 
Tho.  Lake. 

P.  \.     Add.     Endd. 

[?  Dec]      197.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council. 
v^''2^3'3'T^'  Having  imparted  to  His  Majesty  their  letters  of  the  22nd  ot 

November  last,  wherein  they  declared  their  grievance  for  the 
relation  which  Sir  John  Davys,  His  Majesty's  attorney,  has 
made  (as  they  write)  both  in  private  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  in 
public  to  the  body  of  the  Council,  and  that,  as  he  pretends, 
from  His  Majesty's  mouth,  whereby  they  hold  your  honours 
and  reputations  grievously  wounded  for  those  heavy  imputa- 
tions which  are  laid  upon  them  for  their  misgovernment  in 
the  administration  of  the  affairs  of  that  kingdom ;  His 
Majesty  has  commanded  them  (the  Lords)  to  return  them  this 
answer :  that  Sir  John  Davys  has  failed  both  in  duty  and 
discretion,  whereof  wlien  time  shall  be  convenient  he  is  to 
render  an  account  for  making  his  report,  with  whom  at  no 
time  he  has  had  any  such  language  which  might  tend  to  the 
disreputation  of  any  person  of  quality,  neither  gave  him 
direction  to  deliver  any  such  message,  holding  now  charge  in 
that  realm,  or  to  the  disgrace  of  the  present  Government. 
Only  in  general  His  Majesty  was  pleased  thus  far  to  pen 
himself,  that  after  so  loving  a  peace  so  securely  established, 
some  unnecessary  expences  might  seasonably  be  retrenched. 


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1615. 

and  the  revenue  of  that  Crown  be  both  better  husbanded  and 
more  largely  increased. 

To  the  other  parts  of  their  letter  wherein  they  so  highly 
justify  the  carriage  and  proceeding  both  of  the  martial  dis- 
cipline and  civil  policy  in  that  kingdom,  this  is  all  that  they 
have  for  the  present  to  say :  that  when  His  Majesty  shall  be 
pleased  to  take  into  his  consideration  the  constitution  of  that 
State,  if  what  they  now  write  they  shall  then  make  good.  His 
Majesty  shall  have  cause  to  commend  their  painful  and  faith- 
ful endeavours,  which  they  may  be  assured  he  will  bountifully 
reward  to  their  honour  and  contentment. 

^They  cannot  conceive  them  (the  Lords)  to  be  ignorant  how 
things  stand  there,  whereof  in  convenient  time  they  shall 
understand  His  Majesty's  pleasure. 

P]).  2.     Endd. :  Minute,  Lord  Deputy  and  Council. 

[Dec]  198.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  CouNCil. 
^•'!"'Ji'f  ""i*'  Fair  draft  of  the  above,  to  which  is  added  a  note  in  the 

King  s  own  hand. 

"  Because  I  know  not  what  particular  errors  the  Council  hath 
found  in  the  present  government  of  Ireland,  I  can  the  less 
judge  of  the  deserts  of  those  that  govern  there,  but  I  must 
plainly  say  that  either  this  last  clause  in  the  letter  may  be 
forborne,  or  else  it  were  good  to  lay  their  faults  particularly 
to  their  charge  and  punish  them  for  it,  for  to  discourage  men 
and  not  accuse  or  punish  them  may  hinder  my  service  and 
yet  breed  no  good  example.  The  like  I  say  of  not  trusting  the 
Treasurer,  but  a  muster-master,  with  the  money  that  is  now  to 
be  sent  over." 

Pp.  2.     Endd. 

[Dec]        199.         Copy  of  the  last  paper, 
^^i'llt'^tt'  {There  is  no  date  to  the  above.    Lord  Chichester  wrote  on  the 

'■  ■  22'n.(i   of  Nov.   1615,  on  the  return  of  Sir  John  Davys  to 

Ireland,  hut  the  Council's  letter  of  that  date  has  not  been 
found.] 

[        1615.]  200.        Settlement  of  Longford. 

vd.'2^33!T9.'  Motives  to  prove  that  it  is  more  for  His  Majesty's  honour, 

profit,  and  service  to  confer  the  lands  in  the  county  of  Long- 
ford upon  the  natives  than  to  dispose  thereof  by  way  of 
plantation. 

First,  for  his  honour  : — 

1.  It  will  be  grievous  that  a  title  of  300  years  ago  should 

be  now  discovered  to  take  away  any  man's  lands. 

2.  The  composition   made  in  the   13th   year  of  Her  late 

Majesty's  reign  with  the  said  natives,  that,  in  con- 


'  In  a  different  hand  and  cancelled  by  drawing  the  pen  over  the  words. 


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1G15. 


sideration  of  400  marks  to  be  yearly  paid  to  her  and 
her  successors,  the  said  county  should  be  passed  by 
letters  patent  to  them  and  their  heirs  by  this  planta- 
tion, will  be  violated.  The  like  covenants  were  made 
with  all  the  rest  of  the  subjects  of  the  said  realm  and 
performed  to  them,. and  to  seclude  only  Longford  were 
most  injurious. 

And  for  better  proof  of  this  assertion  His  Majesty  in 
July  last  sent  his  letters  to  the  Lord  Deputy  to  pass 
to  all  his  subjects  of  Connaught  and  Thomond  all  their 
lands  by  letters  patent  according  to  the  like  indentures 
of  composition,  signifying  by  his  said  letters  that  he 
was  bound  by  law  and  in  honour  to  perform  with  them 
and  by  the  like  reason  with  Longford. 

3.  The  Earl  of  Devonshire's  word,  being  then  Lord  Deputy, 

given  to  the  natives  for  their  lives  and  lands  will  be 
by  the  disposal  of  a  plantation  not  performed.  Now, 
the  meanest  under-governor's  word  in  the  kingdom, 
heretofore  has  been  inviolably  kept,  and  if  this  be  now 
broken  it  must  be  a  precedent  to  make  others  distrust- 
ful and  a  touch  of  dishonour. 

4.  They  claim   the    benefit  of   the  King's    letters    admit- 

ting that  he  was  bound  to  convey  it  unto  them,  drawn 
by  Sir  Tho.  Lake,  Sir  Rob.  Gardiner,  and  Sir  Roj. 
Wilbraham,  by  direction  of  the  Lords,  after  full 
debate. 

5.  James  O'Ferrall,  one  of  the  chiefest  men  in  the  country 

and  that  hath  great  possessions  there,  served  the  Crown 
in  Flanders,  France,  and  Ireland,  died  ;  his  son  is  very 
young  and  His  Majesty's  ward,  and  in  his  protection, 
and  derives  his  estate  by  letters  patent  of  His 
Majesty,  who  in  honour  cannot  dispose  of  his  land 
during  his  minority. 

Secondly,  to  confer  the  land  upon  the  natives  is  most  for 
His  Majesty's  profit : — 

1.  His  Majesty  is  to  get  by  the  plantation  not  lOOZ.  per 

annum,  which  also  must  be  taxed  upon  the  natives,  as 
new  aggravation. 

2.  Lands  (as  the  Lord  Chichester  projects)  must  be  taken 

from  the  natives  to  buy  the  rent  beeves  of  Granard, 
being  120  beeves  per  annum,  to  be  given  nominally  to 
the  assigns  of  Sir  Francis  Shane  ;  ;but  this  land  is, 
in  truth,  intended  for  Sir  James  Hamilton,  who  ought 
not  to  have  it,  and  His  Majesty  will  lose  the  inherit- 
ance of  the  manor  of  Granard  and  the  said  rent  by  this 
plantation. 

It  will  be  objected  that  Sir  Francis  had  His  Majesty's 
letter  to  have  the  fee-farm ;  but  it  never  took  effect, 
and  if  it  did  pass.  Sir  Francis's  heir  ought  to  have  it 
to  whom  it  is  not  intended,  neither  do  they  sue  for. 


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it  or  know  thereof,  but  Sir  James  Hamilton  must 
have  all. 

3.  Land  (according  to  the  project)  must  be  taken  from  the 

natives  and  given  to  Malby  to  buy  2001.  rent  per  annum. 
But  it  shall  be  proved  that  about  the  sixth  year  of  the 
King's  reign  this  rent  was  sold  to  His  Majesty  and 
surrendered  in  his  Chancery  in  England,  for  which  His 
Highness  gave  valuable  consideration,  yet  never  re- 
ceived the  rent,  and,  if  those  that  sold  it  had  no  estate, 
they  abused  His  Majesty  and  ought  to  restore  the 
recompence. 

4.  The   Lord   of   Delvin   surrendered    the    letters    patent 

granted  him  by  His  Majesty  of  lands  in  the  said  county, 
and  His  Majesty  gave  him  Crown  land  rent  in  lieu 
of  them  which  he  enjoys  ;  and  these  were  granted  to 
him  in  order  to  restore  the  lands  contained  in  the 
former  patent  to  the  natives,  and  now  to  demand  them 
again  is  most  strange.  Abbey  lands  he  has  there  by 
letters  patent,  which  he  ought  to  enjoy. 

5.  500  acres  of  ground  shall  be  discovered  to  lie  in  His 

Majesty's  grant  lately  accrued,  that  shall  not  offend 
any  of  the  natives,  which  may  be  granted  to  satisfy  the 
project  of  his  service. 

6.  Lord  Chichester's  project  to  take  great  possessions  from 

the  natives  to  buy  up  this  rent  is  fully  satisfied  by  the 
observations  aforesaid,  for  as  there  was  no  rent  there 
is  no  land  needed  to  buy  it ;  and  also  his  project  to 
have  land  for  service  is  supplied.  Thus  His  Majesty's 
word  and  letters,  and  all  things  else,  are  performed  to 
the  natives  to  their  full  settlement  and  content,  and 
His  Majesty's  revenues  will  be  increased  '3001.  per 
annum  (which  was  the  old  intended  rents)  by  reserving 
so  much  upon  the  new  patents  to  the  natives. 

Thirdly,  that  it  is  most  for  His  Majesty's  service  to  confer 
the  lands  upon  the  natives  : — 

1.  By  giving  the  lands  to  undertakers  His  Majesty  prefers 

but  few  servitors,  and  loseth  the  love  and  hearts  of  many 
of  his  poor  subjects. 

2.  By  taking  their  lands  from  those  that  served  him  truly 

all  the  last  rebellion,  and  not  performing  covenant  and 
promise  with  them,  will  make  them  desperate. 

3.  If  their  lands  be  taken  from  them  (they  being  no  trades- 

men or  having  other  means  to  live)  they  will  commit 
all  manner  of  villanies. 

4.  It  is  thought  that  aU  the  natives  of  the  north  are  dis- 

contented for  the  last  plantation  amongst  them,  and 
much  to  be  feared  that  upon  the  least  occasion  and 
advantage  they  will  do  mischief  It  were  not  con- 
venient, therefore,  that  they  of  the  west  should  be  also 
discontented,  and  the  eyes  of  all  that  nation  are  fixed 


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1615. 


1615. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  G2,  p.  no. 


upon  this  business  of  Longford  and  of  the  usage  of  the 
natives,  that  ever  for  the  greatest  part  have  been  good 
subjects. 
Pp.  3.     Ei%dd. 

201,         Chichester  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  the  office  of  Controller  of 
the  Ordnance  to  George  Chambers,  with  an  annual  fee  of 
18^.  5s. — ^Chichester  House,  (no  day  of  month)  1615. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd- 


1615. 
[Dec]       202. 

Dublin. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  172. 


[1615.] 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  181, 

n.d. 


Chichester  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  gTant  under  the  Great  Seal 
to  William  Marwood,  of  one  weekly  market  in  Moneseead, 
and  of  one  fair  to  be  kept  yearly  in  the  same  townj  on  pay- 
ment of  13s.  4<d.  to  the  King  on  St.  Luke's  feast. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


203.         Robert  Bysse  to  Sir  John  Davys,  Knight. 

Letter  concerning  the  tenure  of  the  manor  of  Nobbir,  co. 
Meath,  with  the  following  note  : — [I  find  none  of  my  Lord 
Prymat's  lands  to  be  in  chardg  in  my  office. — Ja.  Ware.]  No 
date. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 


[1615.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  56. 


[1615.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  57. 


204.  The  King  to  the  Lords  Justices. 

Directs  them  to  re-grant  to  the  late  Deputy  Chichester  the 
fee  of  4s.  2d.  per  diem,  and  9s.  for  nine  horse  for  life,  by  new 
letters  patent. 

P^.  2.     Endd. 

205.  Sir  Richard  Trevor  to  the  King. 

Sends  a  memorandum  of  certain  points,  in  favour  of  which 
he  desires  His  Majesty's  letters  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Endd. 


[1615.]      206.        Monopoly  of  Salt. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  DyiTicke  Hubbeart's  proposition   to  have  the  grant  of  a 

monopoly  of  salt  in  Ireland  for  21  years. 

[Qy.  enclosed  in  one  of  Lord  Deputy  Chichester's  letters.] 
Pp.  2.     Endd. 


vol.  233,  58. 


[1615.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  59a. 


207.         William  FitzGarrett  to  the  King. 

Praying  to  be  restored  to  his  inheritance  Kilderry,  in  co. 
Limerick,  of  which  he  had  been  unjustly   deprived  by  the 
attainder  of  John  Cahissy,  who  only  held  it  on  lease. 
P.  1. 


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1615. 
[1615,  pro- 
bably.] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  59b. 


208.        Mayor  and  Citizens  of  Dublin  to  the  Privy  Council. 

Petition  praying  to  be  discharged  from  the  customs  of 
poundage,  and  on  other  small  wares,  the  proviso  to  that  effect 
having  been  accidentally  omitted  in  the  late  Act  of  Parliament. 
Pray  also  for  renewal  of  former  charters. 

P.  1.     Endd. 


[1615  ?] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
Tol.  233,  60. 


[1615  ?] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  61. 


[1615  ?] 
S. P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  62. 


209.  Suit  of  Sir  Robert  and  Lady  Digby  with  the  Earl 

OF   KiLDARE. 

State  of  the  case  between  Sir  Robert  Digby  and  Lady 
Lettice  Digby  against  the  Earl  of  Kildare  for  Portlester 
Woodstock,  and  Athy. 

P20.  3. 

210.  Digby  v.  Earl  of  Kildare. 

State  of  the  case  of  Sir  Robert  Digby  and  Lady  Lettice 
Digby  against  the  Earl  of  Kildare  for  Geshell,  in  the  King's 
county,  with  exceptions  to  the  evidence  of  the  witnesses  for 
the  defendant. 

Pp.  3. 

211.  Lady  Gerald's  Cause. 

A  brief  of  the  Lady  Gerald's  cause  for  Mr.  Walter,  the 
Prince's  attorney ;  before  the  first  reference  from  the  King. 


[1615  ?] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  63. 


212.        Digby  v.  Earl  of  Kildare. 

Particulars  of  the  case  depending  between  Sir  Robert  Digby 
and  the  Lady  Lettice,  his  wife,  plaintiffs,  against  Gerald  Earl 
of  Kildare,  defendant.     With  the  matter  which  Sir  Robert 
Digby  will  offer  upon  this  second  reference  from  the  King. 
P.  1. 


[1615  ?]      213.        Serjeant    Harrison's    Opinion   on  Lord    Kildare's 

S.P.,  Ireland,  TiTLE    to    GeSHELL 

vol.  233,  64.  CI      •  ,    mi  TT        .      , 

feerjeant  Ihomas  Harness  opnnon  in  favour  of  the  Earl  of 
Kildare's  claim  to  Geshell. 
Pp.  2.     Endd. 


[1615  ?]      214, 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  233,  65. 


[1615  ?] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 

vol.  233,  66. 


Serjeant  Harrison's  Opinion  on  the  Earl's  Title  to 
Portlester. 

Serjeant  Thomas  Harries's  opinion  in  favour  of  the  Earl  of 
Kildare's  title  to  Portlester. 
P.  1.      Endd. 


215.        The  Earl  of  Kildare's  Title  to  Geshill. 

The  last  matters  propounded  for  Geshill,  besides  what  hath 
been  formerly  urged  for  the  Earl  of  Kildare. 
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vol.  233,  67. 


1615. 

[1615  ?]     216.         Abstract    of  Deeds   produced  in  the    Suit  between 
^•F^JJl®^?"'^'  KiLDAEE  and  Digby. 

Abstract  of  such  deeds,  offices,  and  other  writings  as  are 
produced  to  prove  the  validity  of  the  feoffinent  of  8°  Eliz.,  in 
the  cause  between  Kildare  and  Digby. 
Pp.  o.     Endd. 


[1615  ?]     217.        Suit  of  the    Earl  of  Kildare  against  Lady  Mabel 
S-P-.^lreiand,  and  others. 

Proofs  of  the  collusion  in  the  case  wherein  the  Earl  of 
Kildare  is  plaintiff  against  the  Lady  Mabel  Countess  of 
Kildare,  Sir  Robert  Digby,  the  lady  his  wife,  John  Bradley, 
priest,  and  Peter  Benet. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

[1615  ?]     218.        Note  of  the  Lands  of  the  Earldom  of  Kildare. 

v^  '233  ^68 '  "^  ^'^^®  °^  ^^^  *^®  lands  of  the  earldom  of  Kildare  as  they 

be  limited  by  the  feoffment  of  8°  Eliz.,  and  what  parcels   did 
remain  to  the  heir  over  and  above  portions  and  jointures. 

1.  Parcels  of  the  Lady  Mabell's  jointure. — The  manor  and 
lordship  of  Maynowth,  during  her  viduety  paying  towards  the 
debts  and  children's  portions  120Z.  per  annum;  the  manor 
and  lordship  of  Kilkay,  the  manor  of  Dullardston,  the  manor 
of  Graine,  during  her  viduity ;  the  manor  and  lordship  of 
Portlester,  the  manor  of  Rathhanyon,  the  manor  of  Kildare, 
the  manor  of  Kildalkie. 

Lands  and  tenements  assigned  by  the  said  feoffment  for 
children's  portions  : — • 

2.  Lands  assigned  for  portions. — The  manor  of  Moylagh, 
BaUechogh,  and  Killmore,  with  all  the  lands  in  Westmeath  ; 
the  manor  of  Geashell,  the  manor  of  Woodstock  and  Athie, 
the  manor  of  Castle  Dermote. 

Lands  and  tenements  assigned  by  the  said  feoffment  to 
Henry,  then  the  said  Earl's  second  son : — 

3.  Lands  for  his  second  son. — The  manor  and  lordship  of 
Crom,  the  manor  and  lordship  of  Adare,  the  manor  of  Corbin, 
with  all  the  Earl's  lands  in  the  counties  of  Cork  and  Limerick. 

Lands  and  tenements  over  and  above  the  foresaid  join- 
tures and  portions  of  the  said  Earl's  ancient  inheritance, 
which  was  to  descend  to  the  said  Earl's  eldest  son  and 
heii',  viz. : — 

4.  The  manor  and  lordship  of  Ardglasse,  the  manor  and 
lordship  of  Strangford,  the  manor  of  Roskeagh  and  Dungowly, 
manor  of  Rathbeygan,  manor  of  Sligo,  with  aU  the  lands  in 
Connaght ;  lordship  of  Clonmahoune  in  the  Breine,  manor  of 
Cotterlagh,  manor  of  Tymock  and  Moyrett  and  Fernekellie, 
manor  and  lordship  of  Ley,  manor  of  Dipps,  manor  of  Sowe, 
town  of  Downehame,  village  of  Killcoral  and  Redenagh,  with 
divers  other  lands  in  the  county  Wexford  ;  castle  and  village 
of  Cloughwoyan,  the  great  Anaghs  and  little  Anaghs,  Bahn- 
ward  and  Ballibearine,  in  county  Wicklow ;  manor  of  Isker- 


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cashlane  Banchar,  with  several  chiefries  upon  Adoine  and 
M'Goghlane,  and  others  in  the  King  and  Queen's  County; 
Priorton  Cnockbleane,  a  castle,  and  certain  lands  in  Atherdie, 
with  other  parcels  in  the  county  Louth ;  certain  houses  in 
Drogheda  and  Dublin;  Toppsland,  with  a  mill  in  Skaine; 
the  Newton  of  Moyagh ;  Glashelie  and  Fassaghenearlie  ;  Mil- 
letston ;  Clan  Hodgeston  and  Balraines ;  castle  and  town  of 
Eglish ;  castle  and  town  of  Dowrish  ;  castle  and  town  of 
Dowchill ;  the  Droine  and  Balle  M'Killie,  with  other  lands  in 
the  King's  County  and  Foxe's  county  ;  lands  in  county  Long- 
ford ;  Drishoke  and  Derlangane ;  Knockodder ;  eight  villages 
in  the  Fassagh  of  Balle  M'Glassane. 

Lands  granted  by  Queen  Mary  to  the  said  Earl  and  his 
said  lady  and  to  the  heirs  males  of  their  bodies  : — 

5.  The  abbey,  precinct,  and  monastery,  with  the  town  and 
temporal  lands  of  Downe  ;  abbey  of  Saule  with  all  the  lands 
belonging ;  manor  Dondrome  with  divers  other  lands  in  county 
Downe,  now  in  the  possession  of  the  Lord  Cromwell,  and  are 
worth  per  annum  700?. ;  manor  of  Eathwier ;  abbey  of  Bal- 
leboggane ;  manor  of  Dounsincke ;  the  two  Belgrees  Ballint 
carnan  with  many  other  parcels  belonging  to  the  abbey  of 
Lessmullen ;  all  which  reverted  to  the  Crown  for  lack  of  heir 
males  of  the  said  Earl,  and  are  in  the  hands  now  of  several 
persons. 

Pp.  3.     Endd. 

16    .        219.        Sir  Robert  Digby  against  the  Earl  of  Kildare. 

v^  '233^6°9*'  '^^^  -^^^^  matters  propounded  for  Portlester,  Woodstock,  and 

Athy,  touching  the  estate  during  the  Lady  Katharine's  life, 
consisting  of  eight  articles. 
P.  1.    Endd. 

16     ;       220.        Answers  to  the  above  Articles. 

v^i'llt^^o'  Answers  to  the  above  articles  concerning  Portlester,  Wood- 

stock, and  Athy.^ 
P.  1. 

'  It  is  difficult  to  assign  dates  to  these  papers  relating  to  the  ease  between  the 
house  of  Kildare  and  Sir  Rob.  Digby.  They  are  after  the  death  of  Gerald  the 
14th  Earl,  and  during  the  minority  of  his  son  Gerald  the  loth  Earl,  and  before 
the  King's  letter  of  18th  July  l(il6  alluded  to  in  Digby's  petition,  22nd  October 
1616.  They  are  collected,  for  convenience,  at  the  close  of  the  volume  for  1615, 
and  with  the  same  object  is  appended  the  foUcwing  pedigree  for  the  purposes  of 
this  suit ;  probably  drawn  by  Mr.  Lemon,  late  of  the  State  Paper  Office. 

Gerald,  9th  Earl. 

I 


vol.  233,  70. 


Thos.,  10th  Earl.            Gerald,  11th  Earl=Mabel.  Edw.  ri'tzfferald= Mabel,  1602. 

-, l_ I 

i  I  I  I 

Catharme  =  GeraldLord  Offaly,     Henry,  12th  Earl,    William,  13th  Earl,     Gerald,  14th  Earl, 


daughter  of 
Sir  Erancis 
linoUys. 


ob.  V.P.  ob.  S.  P.  ob.  S.  P.  ob.  Feb.  1612. 

ob.  1603. 


Gerald,  15th  Earl, 
Lady  Lettice=Sir  Tho.  Digby.  ob.  1620. 


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1616. 

1616. 
Jan.  1.       221.        [Sir  Ralph  Winwood]  to  the  Loeds  Justices. 

^voi  2^34^°'^'  Letters  from  the  Lords,  together  with  the  treasure  now  sent, 

with  directions  for  its  distribution. 

Directs  that  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  and  Sir  Ric.  Morrison  may- 
be paid  their  full  entertainments,  not-withstanding  their  absence 
in  England. 

P.  1.  Draft.  £'%c?rf.;  "1  Jan.  1615-[16].  To  the  Justices 
of  Ireland  for  the  behalf  of,  &c." 

Jan.  9.       222.        [Sir  R.  Winwood]  to  the  Lords  Justices. 
^Toi'  234'^2'^'  These  enclosed  petitions,  directed  to  His  Majesty,  were  deli- 

'    '  vered  by  the  bearer,  Robert  Lombard,  whom  they  concern. 

Being  a  native  of  that  country,  and  having  been  long  in  Italy, 
he  is  the  better  enabled  to  do  His  Majesty  service  in  that 
kingdom,  to  which  he  now  returns.  Recommends  him  to 
favour,  upon  testimony  of  His  Majesty's  ministers  in  foreign 
parts,  for  matters  in  the  petitions  as  business  belonging  to 
their  Lordships,  and  to  afford  him  countenance  in  all  other 
just  occasions. 

P.  1.  Draft,  ^^ic^f^.:  "Robert Lombard,  9  Jan.  161 5-[l 6]. 
To  the  Lords  Justices." 


Jan.  12.     223.         Chichester  to  Lord  Ellesmere. 
^Carte  Papers,  Letter  mentioning  a  previous  letter  expressing  regret  at 

their  Lordships'  ill  opinion  of  the  Government.  'Thanks  him 
for  past  favours,  and  desires  to  be  judged  by  his  actions  rather 
than  .by  vague  reports  and  malicious  detractors.  Requests  Sir 
John  Davys,  the  bearer,  to  present  his  humble  service,  who  tells 
him  he  stands  weU  in  his  Lordship's  opinion.  WiU  deliver  up 
the  sword  of  office  to  his  successors  with  gladness,  and  hopes 
in  peace. — Dublin,  12  Jan.  1615-16. 
Pp.  22.     Hoi.    Add.    Endd. 

Jan.  16.     224.        Chichester  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Carte  ^apei|,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  iiant  for  making  the  town  and  harbour 

'     '    '       '  of  Donaghdie  the    only  port  and  haven  within  the   barony 

of  the  Ardes.      Capt.  Edw.  Treavor  and  Tho.  Rand,  commis- 
sioners. 

Pp.  3.     Signed  at  head.     MtUilated.     Endd. 

Jan.  19.      225.        [Sir  R.  Winwood]  to  Sir  Tho.  Ridgeway. 
^■roi'  234*3*^'  Directs  that  Sir  Josias  Bodley  may  be  paid  all  his  arrears 

either  out  of  the  subsidy  or  revenue  of  Ireland. 

P.  1.     Draft.     Endd.:    "  19  Jan.  1615-[16].      To  Sir  Tho. 
Ridgeway  in  the  behalf  of  Sir  Josias  Bodley." 

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Jan.  27.      226.        Chichester  to  the  Attorney-General. 
CartfTprer  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  pardon  to  16  per- 

vol.  62,  p.  238.  sons,  Under-named,  only  excepting  treason,  coyning  of  money, 

and  wilfull  murder. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Feb.  6.  227.  Lords  Justices  Thomas  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  and 
Chancellor  of  Ireland,  and  Sir  John  Denham,  Chief 
Justice  of  the  King's  Bench,  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 
Have  received  His  Majesty's  and  their  Lordships'  directions 
to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  the  Treasurer-at-war,  with  the  sum 
of  1,000Z.  for  growing  charges  to  be  distributed  by  their  par- 
ticular order,  with  a  further  signification  of  His  Highness' s 
pleasure  for  their  advancement  to  the  government  of  this 
kingdom.  The  letters  bear  date  29th  of  November,  but  did 
not  arrive  till  the  last  of  January.  In  performance  of  these 
directions  the  Lord  Deputy  has  appointed  to  deliver  to  them 
His  Majesty's  sword  on  Sunday  next  the  11th  instant,  a 
matter  whereof  they  never  dreamed,  contenting  themselves 
with  the  places  they  hold,  and  acknowledging  the  unworthi- 
ness  of  so  high  and  so  eminent  an  honour  ;  but  yet  upon  their 
Icnees  most  humbly  submitting  whatsoever  abilities  of  body  or 
mind  rest  in  them  to  perform  the  best  services  they  can  in 
any  employment  committed  to  their  trust,  which  they  faith- 
fully promise  according  to  the  duties  of  honest  servants  truly 
to  discharge.  Think  it  right  to  advertise  him  of  this  delay, 
lest  any  blame  might  fall  upon  them  that  His  Highness's 
directions  have  not  sooner  been  put  in  execution,  foreseeing 
great  hindrance  to  the  soldiers  and  wards  (who  by  the  estab- 
lishment are  to  be  discharged)  from  the  1st  of  January  last,  by 
•  reason  they  were  continued  in  pay  until  they  might  receive 
notice  of  their  discharge.  But  for  the  establishment  of  His  Ma- 
jesty's forces  now  sent  over  and  newly  delivered  to  them,  they 
pawn  both  their  duties  and  credits  to  His  Majesty,  that  with- 
out respect  to  any  living  creature  they  will  precisely  observe 
the  directions  they  have  received,  thanking  him  for  his  advice 
and  his  promise  of  that  correspondence  in  His  Highness's  ser- 
vices, which  from  time  to  time  they  shall  need  and  must 
depend  upon.— Dublin,  6  February  1615-[16]. 

Pp.  2.  Signed  Add.:  "To  the  Right  Honorable  Sir 
Ralph  Wynwood,  Knt.,  His  Majesty's  principal  secretary  at 
the  court."      Endd. 

Feb.  10.      228.        Sir  Dudley  Norton  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 

^'■ToT. ^234^5''  '^^^^^  letters  herewith  sent,  the  one  to  himself  (Sir  R.),  the 

other  to  his  Grace  of  Canterbury,  are  committed  to  his  con- 
veyance. It  was  the  30th  of  the  last  'ere  Mr.  Treasurer 
arrived  here  with  .the  10,000Z.  assigned  for  the  comfort  of 
many  that  long  had  languished  in  attendance  for  it.     The 


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1616. 

next  day  Mr.  Birchanshawe  also  landed  and  brought  His 
Majesty's  order  for  the  alteration  of  the  government,  and  such 
instructions  as,  if  obeyed  and  well  observed,  will  ease  the 
coffers  of  England  by  advancing  the  revenue  here  beyond 
expectation,  as  will  well  appear  'ere  a  year  go  about,  for  he 
linows  the  Lords  Justices  will  do  their  parts,  and  His  Majesty 
has  other  servants  here  that  will  not  neglect  their's. 

To-morrow  the  Lord  Deputy  surrenders  the  sword.  After- 
wards he  (Sir  R.)  shall  be  advertised  according  to  the  occasion. 
These  are  only  for  a  cover  to  the  enclosed,  and  to  satisfy  him 
that  the  secret  assemblies  of  my  Lord  Montgarrett's  brothers 
whereof  he  formerly  wrote,  and  of  the  other  suspicious  per- 
sons, tended  to  no  other  end  than  the  surprise  of  the  Lady  of 
Ormonde  for  marriage  to  one  of  these  brothers.  —  Dublin, 
10  February  1615-[16]. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Feb.  10.     229.      .  Letters  Patent  appointing  Lords  Justices. 
HiberniM^  Out  of  regard  for  Lord  Chichester's  meritorious  services  as 

P.R.O., '  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  during  eleven  years,  and  in  order  that 

Ireland.  he  may  attend  to  his   own  affairs,  he  removes  him  for  the 

present,  and  appoints  the  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  Lord  Chancellor 
of  L-eland,  and  Sir  John  Denham,  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's 
Bench,  to   be   Lords   Justices. — Dublin,  10  February,  in  the 
13th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  4.     Copy. 


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Feb.  14     230.        Lords  Justices  to  the  King. 

^Tof  23^™*^'  -^^^  Majesty  was  pleased  by  letters  of  the  29th  of  November 

to  signify  his  pleasure  for  their  advancement  to  the  government 
of  this  kingdom  (a  thing  far  exceeding  both  their  abilities 
and  their  desires) ;  but  in  regard  this  greatest  honour  is  laid 
upon  them,  they  are  the  more  deeply  obliged  to  use  all  endea- 
vours which  become  loyal  subjects  and  dutiful  servants.  For 
the  present  they  presume  to  present  unto  His  sacred  Majesty 
these  three  petitions  :  — 

1.  First,  that  if  it  shall  fall  out  that  any  of  these  waver- 
ing and  inconstant  people,  out  of  their  uncertain  dispositions, 
shall  commit  any  public  breaches,  which  perhaps  will  require 
a  speedy  redress  before  His  Majesty's  pleasure  can  be  signified. 
His  Highness  will  be  pleased  to  direct  them  a  course  to  be 
observed  upon  such  like  accidents. 

2.  Secondly,  that  if  any  complaints  shall  be  made  against 
them  to  His  Highness  (as  these  people  are  still  too  apt  to  com- 
plain) many  times  without  just  cause,  he  will  be  pleased  to 
suspend  giving  of  credit  to  any  such  complaints  before  the 
receipt  of  their  answer  to  the  same. 

3.  And  lastly,  as  one  of  them  is  a  mere  stranger  to  all  the 
Lords  of  His  Highness's  Privy  Council,  and  matters  of  great 
moment  may  happily  occur  to  be  advertised  to  His  Highness, 


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1616. 

that  he  will  be  pleased  to  send  his  gracious  direction  to  what 
particular  person  they  shall  address  these  advertisements,  to 
be  imparted  to  him  and  their  Lordships. — Dublin  Castle, 
14  February  1615-[16]. 

Pp.  2.  Signed.  Add. :  "  To  the  King's  most  excellent 
Majesty."     Endd. 

Feb.  17.    231.        Walter  Earl  of  Ormond  to  the  King. 

^  of  244''8'^'  "^^^  continually  attended  the  Lord  Chancellor,  who  has  not 

been  yet  ready  for  him.  Eequests  Sir  John  Everard  and 
Mr.  Roth  may  be  examined. — St.  Martin's  Lane,  17  February 
1615-[6]. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 

March  1.     232.        [Sir  R.  Winwood]  to  the  Lords  Justices. 
S^^-l^eiand,  Presented  their  letters  of  the  14.th  of  Feb.,  to  His  Majesty 

'  '    '   '  at  this  town  of  Newmarket,  where  now  he  is.     To  the  three 

petitions  are  returned  these  answers :  To  the  first,  His  Majesty 
made  choice  of  them  out  of  the  confidence  he  had  of  their 
sufficiencies,  so  he  does  not  limit  their  power  in  government 
to  so  narrow  a  compass,  but  that  if  any  sudden  rupture  of  the 
peace  should  be  made,  they  may  by  their  own  authority  seek 
to  appease  the  same  by  such  means  as  may  seem  best.  To  the 
second,  His  Majesty  cannot  but  be  as  just  to  them  as  to  all 
other  ministers,  having  an  ear  as  well  for  the  accused  as  them 
that  shall  accuse,  and  if  complaints  be  made  against  them,  he 
will  be  so  far  from  censuring  before  their  answer,  that  he  will 
rather  oflTend  in  tutiorem  partem,  being  always  graciously 
inclined  to  make  a  mild  interpretation  of  all  such  reports 
against  any  of  those  men  he  employs  much  more  of  what  he 
shall  hear  of  them,  who  under  him  hold  so  prime  a  place.  To 
the  last.  His  Majesty  directs  them  to  address  all  the  dispatches 
which  they  design  for  the  Lords,  either  to  Sir  Tho.  Lake  or  to 
himself,  and  those  immediately  intended  for  His  Majesty,  to 
himself  (Winwood),  because  it  is  likely  that  he  will  more 
usually  attend  his  person  than  his  colleague. 

Returns  thanks  for  what  they  sent  him.  Commends  His 
Majesty's  choice  of  two  who  will  seriously  intend  the  good 
of  that  kingdom. 

Pp.  2.     Endd. 
March  3.     233.        Lord  Clanrickard's  Request  for  the   Governorship 

S.P.,  Ireland,  of  GaLWAY. 

Earl  of  Clanrickarde's  request  to  have  the  marshal  govern- 
ment of  town  and  county  of  Galway  as  amply  as  the  President 
himself  holds  it. 

To  be  by  proviso  in  the  governor's  patent  exempted  from 
his  personal  command  there. 


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To  be  chief  in  commission  with  the  justices  of  assize. 

To  proceed  Avith  the  civil  justice  as  occasion  may  arise 
between  party  and  party  in  the  meantime,  with  the  assistance 
of  the  Chief  Justice  and  the  Council  of  the  province  at  such 
time  as  it  shall  be  thought  fit  by  him  and  the  governor  that 
shall  be,  and  no  otherwise. 

To  have  power  to  nominate  one  or  two  in  his  absence  to 
execute  his  authority  in  the  said  town  and  county,  and  to 
hold  all  these  but  during  pleasure. 

Further  to  have  10s.  per  diem  out  of  the  entertainment  of 
the  Governor  of  Connaught  for  his  own  life  and  his  son's,  and 
to  hold  the  company  of  50  foot  so  long  as  any  such  company 
shall  stand  in  Ireland,  excepting  the  Lord  Deputy's  or  gover- 
nors' of  provinces. 

His  Majesty's  pleasure  is  that  Mr.  Secretary  Winwood  and 
Mr.  Secretary  Lake  should  consider  of  these  propositions 
of  the  Earl  of  Clanrickard,  and  certify  their  opinions  of 
them. — Newmarket,  3  March  1615. 

Humfrey  May. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

II.  Certificate  of  Winwood  and  Lake  addressed  to  His 
Majesty  touching  the  Earl  of  Clanrickard,  recommending  it  to 
be  granted. 

P.  1.     Signed. 

March  19.    234.        The  King  to  the  Lords  Justices. 

^T  mT'h'*'  Directs   them    to    accept  surrender  of  the  government  of 

Thomond  from  the  Earl  of  Thomond,  and  to  grant  it  to  his 
son  Henry  Baron  of  Ibracan,  the  Earl  continuing  President  of 
Munster. 

P.  1.  Endd. :  19  Mar.  1616.  To  make  the  Lord  Bryan 
Governor  of  Thomond. 

March  19.    235.        The   King  to    the   Archbishop    of    Dublin    and   Sir 
ActaEegia  JoHN  Denham,  Lords  Justices. 

p.R.O.,' '  Empowers  them  to  accept  the  surrender  of  the  governorship 

Ireland.  of  Thomond  from  Donogh  Earl  of  Thomond,  heretofore  granted 

.to  him  for  his  life,  which  he  desires  to  assign  over  to  his  son, 
Henry  Lord  Baron  of  Ibrackan,  in  order  to  apply  himself  to 
execute  the  duties  of  the  ofiice  of  Lord  President  of  Munster. 
And  as  the  Lord  Ibrackan  possesses  a  good  place  in  his  (the 
King's)  opinion,  as  well  for  his  honesty  and  ability,  as  for  his 
soundness  in  religion,  they  (the  Lords  Justices),  upon  the  Earl 
of  Thomond's  surrender,  are  to  grant  the  said  Lord  Ibrackan 
the  said  government  of  Thomond  for  life,  with  all  the  benefits 
as  enjoyed  by  the  said  Earl  of  Thomond. — Whitehall,  19 
March,  in  the  13th  year  of  the  reign. 

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1616. 
March  21.    236.         Papers   delivered    to   Chichester   when    leaving  the 
'  Carte  Papers,  Government. 

roi.30,No.  61.  Docket  of  letters  and  copies  of  letters  and  other  instruc- 

tions concerning  the  King's  service,  delivered  over  to  the 
justices  of  the  late  Lord  Deputy  at  his  going  for  England,  the 
21st  day  of  March  1615. 

Offices  and  fees  to  be  continued. — June  1606. 

General  instructions  for  the  government  of  Ireland. — 25  June 
1606. 

Concerning  the  difference  between  Lord   Bourke  and  his 
nephew.— 26  July  1609. 

King's  letter  about  the  dissolving  the  school  lands  in  Ulster. 
—30  Jan.  1613. 

Warrant  to  impress  money  for  victualling  forts. — 20  Sept. 
1614. 

The  King's  letter  concerning  the  difference  between  Lord 
DingwaU  and  Capt.  Tho.  Butler,  &c.— 14  March  1614. 

The  King's  letter  for  settling  the  university  and  college 
near  Dubhn. — 4  Feb.  1614. 

The  King's  letter  in  behalf  of  the  Earl  of  Ormond  concern- 
ing the  liberties  of  Tipperary. — 24  Jan.  1614. 

The  King's  letter  concerning  the  plantation  in  Ulster. — 
25  March  1615. 

The  King's  letter  for  the  settlement  of  the  school  lands  in 
Ulster.— 21  April  1615. 

The  Earl  of  Ormond's  demands  concerning  the  liberties  of 
Tipperary. — 7  June  1615. 

The  judge's  certificate  in  that  behalf — 2  July  1615. 

The  like  certificate  by  the  King's  sergeant  and  attorney. — ■ 
July  1615. 

The  King's  letter  concerning  Lord  Dudley. — 17  Oct.  1615. 

March  25.    237.         Lords  Justices  to  Mr.  Secretary  Sir  E.  Winwood. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  Have    received   his  of  the    1st  inst.  with  His  Highness's 

'     '  gracious  answers  to  petitions.     Have  sent  several  packets  of 

letters  to  that  table  and  put  him  in  remembrance  of  sending 
over  such  commissions  as  here  are  needful  for  His  Majesty's 
several  services,  for  which  with  their  other  directions  for  their 
government  upon  all  occasions,  and  their  promise  and  under- 
taking to  answer  their  occasions,  they  are  thankful. — Dublin 
Castle,  25  March  1616. 

P.  1.     8igned.     Add. :  To  the  Rt.  Honble.  Sir  Ralph  Win- 
wood,  Knt.,  His  Majesty's  principal  secretary.     Endd. 

May  28.  238.         The    King    to   the  Abchbishop   op   Dublin   and   Sir 

Acta  Eegia  JoHN  Denham,  Lords  Justices. 

P.K.O., '  '^he  city  of  London  having  disbul-sed  large  sums  of  money 

Ireland.  upon  the  plantation  in  Ireland,  have  made  choice  of  Alderman 


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1616. 

Peter  Proby,  and  of  Mathias  Springham,  "  a  chief  commoner," 
to  take  a  survey  of  their  said  plantation  and  the  works  belong- 
ing to  it,  and  that  they  may  be  the  better  able  to  perform 
their  trust,  he  (the  King)  requires  the  Lords  Justices  to  issue 
forth  a  commission  under  the  Great  Seal  to  the  said  Peter 
Proby  and  Mathias  Springham,  authorizing  them  to  call  before 
them,  and  examine  upon  oath,  all  their  ministers  and  agents 
employed  about  the  plantation  or  the  works,  and  about  the 
disbursing  of  the  monies  employed  in  the  plantation,  and  into 
all  errors  and  deceits.  And  for  the  avoiding  of  all  future 
questions  they  are  to  issue  forth  to  them  another  commission 
and  to  such  other  persons  as  they  (the  Lords  Justices)  shall 
think  fit  to  join  with  the  said  Peter  Proby  and  Mathias 
Springham,  to  inquire  into  and  set  forth  the  certain  bounds  of 
the  several  lands  granted  by  him  (the  King)  to  his  city  of 
London. — Greenwich,  28  May,  in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  2.     Copy.     Certificate  of  its  being  enrolled  on  7th  June 
1616,  at  the  request  of  Clement  Mop  of  London. 

April  9.      239.        Archbishop  of  Canteebury  and  Mr.  Secretary  [Win- 

S.P.,  Ireland,  WOod]  to  the  LORDS    JUSTICES, 

Their  letters  of  the  13th  and  last  of  March,  together  with 
the  several  pieces  concerning  the  Moores  and  others,  the  Iiish 
septs  banished  out  of  the  Queen's  county,  are  come  safely 
to  hand,  and  although  their  return  thither  again  in  that 
manner  as  they  did  might,  if  longer  siiffered,  have  been  very 
prejudicial  to  the  inhabitants  of  those  parts,  if  not  have  bred 
a  general  rebellion  in  that  kingdom,  yet  their  Lordships'  pro- 
vident care  of  the  quiet  thereof  has  so  timely  prevented  it, 
that  they  cannot  but  commend  so  good  a  service  so  wisely 
carried  out.  Have  forborne  to  acquaint  either  His  Majesty  or 
the  rest  of  the  Lords  with  it,  not  that  they  are  willing  to 
silence  anything  which  may  strengthen  the  good  opinion 
which  is  conceived  of  them  here,  but  because  they  think  that 
the  course  taken  in  that  business  cannot  for  the  present  be 
bettered  by  any  directions  from  hence,  and  because  they  are 
unwilling  to  bring  the  Earl  of  Thomond  to  any  public  censure 
for  this  error  committed  by  him,  which  (they  hope)  he  has  or 
will  with  all  diligence  reform.  These  inclosed  to  his  Lordship 
are  only  to  second  what  they  (the  Lords  Justices)  had  formerly 
advised  him  -to  do,  the  copy  whereof  they  will  receive  here- 
with ;  and  although  they  hold  his  honour  very  precious 
because  he  is  a  peer  of  that  realm  and  a  man  of  eminent  place, 
yet  if  he  shall  not  perform  what  is  required  of  him,  but  prefer 
his  own  profit  before  the  public  good  of  that  kingdom,  they 
must  for  His  Majesty's  service  set  aside  all  respects  to  him, 
and  let  him  know  that  they  can  wish  him  well  no  longer  than 
he  shall  continue  a  good  patriot  of  his  country,  and  a  faithful 
servant  of  His  Majesty  in  the  place  he  holds.  Begs  to  be 
promptly  informed  of  the  success  of  this  business,  and  they 


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1616. 

promise  to  give  on  all  occasions,  public  or  private,  their  best 
assistance  and  advice. 

Pp.  3.  Endd. :  9  April  1616.  To  the  Lords  Justices  from 
the  Lord  of  Canterbury  and  Mr.  Secretary. 

April  9.      240.        Me.  Secretary  [Winwood]  to  the  Lords  Justices. 

^  T  'a^'Cl'T'-'^'  Need  not  add  anything  to  the  letter  of  his  Grace  of  Canter- 

'     ■  bury  and  himself  concerning  the  Mores  and  other  Irish  septs. 

They  need  not  hesitate  to  lay  any  burden  upon  him  which 

may  tend  either  to  the  advancement  of  His  Majesty's  service 

or  the  good  of  that  kingdom. 

The  Lord  Chichester  is  arrived,  and  within  this  day  or  two 
is  to  go  to  His  Majesty  at  Newmarket,  who  will  remain  there 
till  about  St.  George's  day. 

Sir  John  Digby,  late  ambassador  in  Spain,  is  returned,  and 
has  been  made  a  privy  councillor  and  vice-chamberlain  of  His 
Majesty's  household. 

It  is  expected  that  the  great  personages  in  the  Tower  will  be 
arraigned  about  the  beginning  of  the  term. 

P.  J.     Etidd. 

April  25.     241.        Lords  Justices  to  the  Privy  Council. 

T^i  '2^34'T(f '  ^y  their  Lordships'  letters  of  the  28th  of  January  which 

arrived  on  the  8th  of  March,  they  were  directed  to  call  in  the 
assistance  of  His  Majesty's  judges  of  this  kingdom  to  consider 
of  the  state  of  the  county  palatine  of  Tipperary  and  of  the 
title  pretended  to  the  same  by  the  Earl  of  Ormond,  and  to 
send  to  His  Majesty  an  exact  certificate  of  their  opinions 
whether  the  said  county  palatine  be  fallen  to  His  Majesty's 
disposition  since  the  death  of  the  late  Earl.  As  the  judges 
were  already  gone  to  their  several  circuits,  could  not  comply 
before  their  return  with  these  directions.  But  now  upon  their 
serious  consideration  of  that  business  they  send  them  their 
certificates  enclosed  for  His  Majesty's  satisfaction,  having  for- 
merly by  letters  signified  their  own  opinions  how  inconvenient 
and  prejudicial  a  thing  to  His  Majesty's  service  they  regard 
the  continuance  of  that  liberty  to  be  for  the  reasons  expressed 
in  that  letter. 

On  Wednesday  the  24th  instant  (being  a  day  for  causes 
depending  in  His  Majesty's  Court  of  Castle  Chamber) 
called  the  Lord  of  Incequyn  before  themselves,  and  sundry 
privy  councillors  of  this  State,  and  most  of  the  judges,  and 
laid  to  his  charge  the  breach  and  contempt  of  His  Majesty's 
three  proclamations  published  against  the  receiving  and  re- 
lieving of  Jesuits,  &c.  by  his  entertainment  of  one  Nicholas 
Nugent,  a  Jesuit,  in  his  house  in  September  last,  hearing  of  his 
masses  and  wilful  retaining  of  him  for  20  days,  and  finding 
that  neither  his  former  restraint  nor  continuance  upon  bonds 
in  all  this  time  past,  has  wrought  in  him  any  repentance  or 
acknowledgment  of  his  offence,  censured  his  contempt,  and 


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imposed  upon  him  a  fine  of  5001.  Irish,  and  ordered  him  to  be 
committed  to  His  Majesty's  castle  of  Dublin. 

Have  likewise  called  hither  the  sheriff  of  the  county  of 
Tipperary  and  the  mayors  of  some  cities  and  principal  officers 
of  other  corporate  towns  in  Munster  and  Leinster,  for  taking 
upon  them  the  exercise  of  their  offices  and  magistracy  before 
they  took  the  oath  of  His  Majesty's  supremacy  (a  course  of  pro- 
ceeding) as  by  them  generally  conceived  to  be  most  necessary 
in  these  times  for  His  Majesty's  service,  so  warranted  in  the 
opinion  of  all  the  judges  of  this  kingdom  in  regard  of  the 
public  contempt  of  the  statute  of  2°  Eliz.,  and  of  His  Highness's 
authority,  for  exercising  their  offices  before  the  taking  of  that 
oath.  Against  such  persons  they  intend  (with  God's  favour) 
to  proceed  on  Friday  next  to  their  fining  and  restraint,  unless 
they  pubhcly  submit  themselves  to  receive  the  said  oath. 

Have  also  (by  virtue  of  one  branch  of  His  Majesty's  instruc- 
tions given  to  the  late  Lord  Deputy,  and  by  him  delivered 
over  to  them)  sent  for  some  few  of  the  electors  of  recusant 
magistrates  in  some  cities  and  corporate  towns,  in  contempt 
of  His  Majesty's  admonitions  sent  to  them  to  forbear  the 
choosing  of  unconformable  officers  or  contemptible  persons, 
holding  it  very  necessary  that  some  examples  be  made  of  the 
punishment  of  their  contempts  by  some  fines  to  be  imposed 
upon  them  (to  be  entirely  reserved  to  His  Majesty)  in  regard 
neither  advices  nor  admonitions  can  prevail  amongst  them. 
Hoping  this  course  (too  long  neglected),  and  now  carried  in 
a  moderate  fashion,  will  work  some  good  effect,  according  to 
His  Majesty's  pleasure,  which  in  our  duties  we  are  careful  to 
perform. — Dublin  Castle,  25  April  1616. 

P.S. — Upon  the  complaints  of  His  Majesty's  judges  and 
patents  which  have  been  too  much  neglected  in  the  former 
distribution  of  His  Majesty's  revenue,  have  conferred  with  Sir 
John  Kinge,  and  merely  for  the  relief  of  their  necessities 
have  presumed  to  order  that  he  shall  pay  the  judges  their 
fees  and  entertainments  due  for  the  two  half  years,  ended  at 
Michaelmas  and  Easter  last  past,  and  their  concordatums  for 
their  circuits  in  this  Lent  now  past,  and  the  sum  of  2,000Z.  and 
500Z.due  by  debentures  to  the  Lord  Chichester  without  touching 
or  meddling  with  any  part  of  His  Majesty's  subsidy,  either  in 
arrear  or  in  expectance,  until  His  Majesty's  or  their  Lordships' 
pleasure  shall  be  expressly  signified  to  them  how  and  in  what 
manner  the  same  subsidy  money  shall  be  distributed. 

Pj:).  3.     Signed.     Add.     Endd.     Encloses, 

April  25.     242.         Regcdities  and  Palatinate  of  the  Coimty  of  Tipperary. 

y^'isi^'i^'  Reference  of  the  Lords  Justices,  and  opinion  of  the  Irish 

judges  on  the  claim  of  the  Earl  of  Ormond  to  the  county 
palatine  of  Tipperary,  deciding  that  he  hcts  no  just  claim  to 
it— 25  Ap)ril  1616. 


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1616. 


Signed :  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Jo.  Denham,  Dom.  Sarsfelde, 
Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Christoplier  Sebthorp,  J.  Blen- 
nerhaysett,  Ger.  Lowther. 

Pp.  2.  Endd. :  "  Papers  concerning  the  county  palatine 
of  Tipperary  in  Ireland,  1616,  as  to  the  claims  of  the  Lord 
Ormond." 


S.P.,  ii-eiand,    243.        Eao'l  of  Ormoud's  Royalties. 

'       '  Letters  patent  from  Philip  and  Mary  to  Thomas  Earl  of 

Ormond,  granting  to  him  certain  royalties  in  Tipperary,  and 
the  prize  wines  of  all  Ireland.— r-Westminster,    11   March 
1557. 
P.  1,  large.     Endd.     [Attested  copy.] 

April  25.     244.     Copy  of  the  above  reference  and  opinion. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  Pp,  %      Endd. 

vol.  234,  17. 


April  28. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  17a. 


April  29. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  17b. 


245.  LoEDS  Justices  and  Council  of  Ireland  to  the  Lord 

Warden  Zouche. 

In  behalf  of  John  Blackney,  Patrick  Baldy,  and  Robert 
Fleminge,  merchants  of  Droughada  [Drogheda].  Request  his 
Lordship  to  restore  to  the  owners  so  much  of  the  cargo  of  the 
Phoexinx  [Phoenix],  as  may  have  fallen  into  the  hands  of  his 
officers.  Being  freighted  to  go  for  Midleborough  in  Zealand, 
was  at  her  return  (being  laden  with  wines,  hops,  alum,  maddar, 
archell,  &c.)  cast  away  upon  the  Goodwin  Sands  near  the 
Downs.— Dublin  Castle,  28  April  1616. 

Signed :  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Jo.  Denham,  Dom.  Sarsfeld, 
Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  Rich.  Morisin, 
Arth.  Savage. 

P.  1.  Add. :  "  To  our  very  good  Lord  the  Lord  Zouche,  one 
of  His  Majesty's  most  honourable  Privy  Council  of  England, 
and  Lord  Warden  of  the  Cinque  Ports.     Endd. 

246.  Archbishop  of  Armagh  to  Lord  Zouch. 

To  the  same  effect  as  foregoing. — Drogheda,  29  April  1616. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Sealed.    Add.    Endd. 


[April?]     247.        Lords  of  the  Council  to  the  Lords  Justices. 
voh'a^sllTs!'  Directs  them  to  enquire  of  and  certify  the  state  of  the 

reckonings  between  the  Treasurer  Ridgeway  and  the  captains. 

[Minute.] 
P.  1.    Endd. 


May?       248. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 

vol.  234,  18a. 


Petition  of  Redmond  M'Damore,  and  others,  freeholders 
of  M'Damoee's  County,  Wexford,  to  the  Privy 
Council. 


Petitioners,  according  to  commission  of  defective  titles,  His 
Highness's  proclamation  thereupon,  and  the  Lords  Justices  of 


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Assize  publication  thereof  at  the  general  assizes  in  that  county, 
holden  to  order  of  the  late  Lord  Deputy  and  other  commis- 
sioners of  the  8th  February  1609,  did  in  anno  1609  surrender 
their  lands  to  His  Majesty,  assuring  themselves  of  re-grants 
by  letters  patent.  Sir  Edw.  Fisher,  Knight,  William  Parsons, 
surveyor,  and  others  (having  obtained  letters  patent  as  under- 
takers of  the  petitioner's  said  lands)  set  on  foot  an  ancient 
pretended  title  derived  from  the  Lord  Viscount  Beomont,  not 
before  heard  of  within  man's  memory ;  and  thereupon,  sud- 
denly in  term  time,  petitioners  then  being  destitute  of  counsel, 
procured  a  commission  to  certain  commissioners,  some  of  them 
being  undertakers,  for  finding  of  an  office  at  the  town  of 
Wexford,  to  entitle  His  Majesty  to  the  premises  by  colour  of 
the  said  supposed  title,  for  the  effecting  whereof  there  was 
impanelled  a  jury  of  the  gentlemen  and  freeholders  of  the 
said  county,  some  of  them  being  near  of  kin  and  allied  to 
Sir  Lawrence  Esmond,  Knight,  being  a  principal  undertaker 
of  other  lands  in  the  said  county  upon  the  same  title,  to  in- 
quire of  the  said  pretended  title.  Yet  after  full  evidence 
given  the  said  jury  would  not  ftud  for  His  Majesty.  Where- 
upon the  said  jurors  in  the  winter  vacation  were  adjourned  to 
the  Exchequer  at  Dublin,  and  there  urged  to  inquire  further 
of  the  said  title  ;  and  the  said  jury,  insisting  upon  their  first 
verdict,  were  thereupon  examined  by  the  poU,  and  some  of 
them  for  their  intractability  were  then  presently  committed 
to  the  Marshalsea,  and  often  censured  in  the  Star  Chamber, 
without  allowance  of  counsel ;  and  some  others,  whereof  one 
was  an  undertaker,  and  another  who  was  employed  in  the 
said  commission,  were  joined  with  the  other  yielding  jurors, 
who  found  the  said  long-slept  title  for  His  Majesty  to  the  said 
lands.  And  whereas  heretofore,  upon  petition  and  complaint 
made  to  their  Lordships  of  the  said  proceedings,  they  directed 
that  if  the  patentees  and  the  natives  did  not  conform  them- 
selves to  their  directions,  that  then  all ,  parties  should  be  left 
to  be  tried  by  the  due  course  of  the  common  law,  and  that 
the  possession  in  the  meantime  should  be  left  in  the  natives 
until  eviction. 

Yet  notwithstanding  that,  the  said  Sir  Edw.  Fisher,  Wm. 
Parsons,  and  others,  in  Michaelmas  term  last,  preferred  an 
Enghsh  bni  in  the  Exchequer  against  the  petitioners,  setting 
forth  no  other  title  but  that  the  King's  Majesty  that  now  is 
was, lawfully  seized  in  the  right  of  his  Crown  of  all  the  towns 
and  villages  in  the  bill  mentioned,  without  showing  of  what 
estate  the  King  was  seized,  and  granted  the  same  by  letters 
patent  dated  the  17th  February,  in  the  ninth  year  of  his 
reign,  to  the  said  Sir  Edw.  Fisher  and  his  heirs,  yielding  8^. 
(Irish)  per  annum,  where  the  petitioners  paid  yearly  101. 
(English)  for  the  same,  suggested  that  by  reason  the  peti- 
tioners held  the  same  by  force,  he  could  not  make  his  entry 
into  the  said  lands  to  enable  him  to  have  an  action  at  the 


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common  law,  unto  which  they  made  answer  that  they  held 
their  lands  by  descent  for  many  hundred  years  together,  and 
that  they  were  ready  to  answer  the  plaintiff  at  common  law  ; 
and  in  the  said  term  a  Latin  information  was  exhibited  in  the 
same  Court  of  Exchequer  against  petitioners  for  the  same 
cause  ;  and  before  they  answered  the  said  information  the  said 
Sir  Edw.  Fisher  obtained  an  injunction  to  dispossess  the  peti- 
tioners of  their  said  lands  which  they  and  their  ancestors 
held  by  descent  time  out  of  mind,  which  was  executed  accord- 
ingly in  March  last,  in  most  rigorous  manner,  by  soldiers  with 
force  and  arms,  to  the  great  amazement  and  utter  ruin  of  the 
petitioners,  their  wives  and  families,  being  many  thousand 
souls,  if  their  Lordships  do  not  yield  them  speedy  relief 
therein. 

Petitioners  beseech  their  Lordships  to  tender  their  poor 
estates,  being  utterly  ruinated  and  impoverished  by  the  courses 
aforesaid ;  and  as  they  held  their  said  lands  by  course  of 
descent,  and  not  by  tanistry  (as  was  informed),  they  entreat 
that  His  Majesty  be  pleased  to  direct  his  letters  to  the  Lords 
Justices  of  the  said  realm  of  Ireland,  requiring  them  thereby 
to  gTant  by  letters  patent  to  the  said  petitioners  and  their 
heirs,  their  said  several  lands  surrendered  as  aforesaid  accord- 
ing to  said  commission,  proclamation,  and  order,  in  that  behalf, 
under  such  rents,  tenures,  and  services  as  to  His  Majesty  shall 
be  thought  fit ;  and  also  that  order  may  be  taken  for  the 
enlargement  of  such  of  the  petitioners  as  remain  in  prison 
upon  attachment  by  reason  of  suits  concerning  their  said 
lands.     And  they  shall,  &c. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

S.P.,  Ireland,     249.  StATE   of  the    CoUNTY   of  LONGFOED.^ 

Relation  of  the  state  of  the  county  of  Longford,  being  a 
petition  from  the  freeholders  to  the  King  to  have  re-grants  of 
their  lands  which  they  had  surrendered  on  faith  of  the  repre- 
sentations of  the  late  Lord  Deputy. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

[June  6.]     250.        John  Blackney's  Petition. 

voT^af  fgc.'  Petition  of  John  Blackney,  of  Drogheda,  merchant,  to  Lord 

'      '  Zouch,  for  restitution  of  the  goods  cast  away  on  the  Goodwin 

Sands. 

P.  1.     Endd. 


June  6.       251.        John  Blackney's  Declaeation. 
fof  23^80.'  Declaration  of  JohnBlackney,  of Tredah,  merchant,  in  refer- 

ence to  the  above,  with  the  marks  used  upon  the  merchan- 


'  The  date  of  this  paper  seems  very  uncertain.     It  is  repeated  verbatim  in 
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dize,  likewise  decree  in  handwriting  of  Lord  Zouch,  "  Where- 
upon I  have  decreed  a  warrant  for  delivery  of  so  much  of  the 
goods  aforesaid  as  do  remain  within  the  liberty  of  the  Cinque 
Ports ;  the  duties  due  unto  all  the  savors  and  officers  first  paid." 

Signed :  E.  Zouch. 

Pp.  2. 

[June.]      252.        Return  of  Fines. 

V  1  234^^18^'  -^  brief  extract  of  the  fines,  &c.  in  the  last  Lent  circuits 

before  the  justices  of  assize,  together  with  the  fines,  &c.  of 
the  four  courts,  Star  Chamber,  respites  of  homage,  &c., 
within  the  said  time  of  half  a  year,  which  by  their  several 
titles,  being  for  every  city  and  county  reduced  into  one  total 
sum,  are  by  the  Lords  Justices'  order  appointed  to  be  levied 
and  taken  up  by  special  collectors  : — 

Charles  Coote,  collector :  counties  Mayo,  891.  6s.  8d. ;  Gallo- 
way, 446J.  19s.  4d;  Leotrim,  318^.  7s.  3d.;  Sligoe,  131L  14s.; 
Roscoman,  142Z.  15s.  Id. ;  county  town  of  GaUway,  46s.  8d. 

Edward  Treavour,  collector:  county  Down,  5ill.  6s.  8d. 

George  Chambers,  collector  :  county  Tirone,  5251.  16s.  8d. 

Thomas  Parkines,  collector  :  county  Donnagall,  310?.  10s.  Od. 

George  Carye,  collector:  county  Londonderry,  991.  10s.  8d. 

Hugh  Clotworthie,  collector  :  county  Antrim,  45 2Z.  15s.  4(i. 

Rowland  Delahoid,  collector  :  county  Clare,  S8l.  4s.  5cZ. 

Arche  Moore,  collector  :  county  Cavan,  262?.  6s.  Od. 

"William  Cole,  collector :  county  Fermannagh,  94<l.  18s.  4<d. 

Marmaduke  Whitchurch,  collector:  county  Ardmaghe, 
1851.  10s.  8d. 

Sir  Richard  Aldworth,  Knight,  collector  :  counties  Waterford, 
103?.  6s.  8d. ;  Tipperary,  299?.  lis.  6c?. ;  county  liberty  Tip- 
perary,  635?.  18s.  4c?. ;  counties  Limerick,  92?.  15s.  Ocf.  ;  Cork, 
234?.  10s.  6d. ;  county  city  Cork,  45s. ;  county  Kerry, 
14?.  13s.  id. 

Sir  Edward  Blaney,  Knight,  collector :  county  Monoghan, 
231?. 

Tristram  Egleston,  collector :  county  Lowthe,  113?.  8s.  4c?. ; 
county  town  of  Drogheda,  54?.  16s.  8c?. 

William  Lyons,  collector :  counties  Longford,  4?.  16s.  8c?. ; 
Westmeath,  117?.  15s.  Oc?. 

Robert  Leister,  collector  :  county  King's,  36?.  10s.  Od. 

Alexander  Barrington,  collector :  county  Queen's,  977?.  6s.  8d. 

Sir  Henry  Bealinge,  Knight,  collector :  counties  Wickloe, 
248?.  3s.  4c?. ;  Kildare,  283?.  lis.  8c?. 

Ciprian  Horsefall,  collector :  county  Kilkenny,  138?.  4s.  4<d. 

A.  FitzSymons,  collector :  county  Catherlaghe,  41?.  13s.  4c?. 

Roger  Manwaringe,  collector :  county Wexfourd,  89?.  15s.  10c?. 

Richard  Parkines,  collector:  county Meath,  245?.  16s.  8d. 

Edward  Leuton,  collector  :  county  Dublin,  268?.  9s.  4c?. ; 
county  city  Dublin,  96?,  13s.  4c?. 

£      s.     d. 
Sum  total!  -  -     8,168  13     9  (Irish). 


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Fines  of  the  Star  Chamber,  whereof  a  good  part  is  paid  into 
the  receipt,  807^.  4s.  Od. 

£      s.  d. 
Making  in  all       -  -     8,975  17  9  (Irish). 

Fines  of  wardships,  leases,  alienations,  intrusions,  livery, 
&c.  are  not  mentioned  here,  for  there  is  no  commission  for 
them. 

First  fruits,  fines  of  pardons,  &c.  are  not  mentioned  besides, 
and  these  will  raise  a  good  sum. 
Pp.  3.     Endd. 

[June  ?]     253.        Petition  of  Connor  Boy  O'Naughton  to  the  King. 
^■^■'gg'j'^'jg^'  Humbly   prays  that    His    Majesty  would   recommend  his 

cause  against  Nugent  and  Chr.  Jones,  for  certain  lands  of  his 
inheritance,  to  the  examination  of  the  Lords  Justices. 
P.  1. 


July  2. 

Grant  Book. 


July  2. 

Acta  Eegia 

Hibemica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 

July  11. 


July  13. 
Grant  Book. 


July  14. 


July  14. 


[July  14.] 


254.  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  appointed  Deputy. 
Commission  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  be  Lord  Deputy  of 

Ireland. 

Grant  Book,  p.  169. 

255.  Patent  for  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  be  Deputy. 
Grant  of  the  ofSce  in  common  form  at  Westminster  under 

writ  of  privy  seal,  2  July,  in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign. 

256.  Lord  Chichester's  Commission  as  Lord  Treasurer. 
Commission  to  Arthur  Lord  Chichester  as  Lord  Treasurer 

of  Ireland. 

Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  26. 


[July  11.]    257. 


258 


Entry  of  the  above. 
Warrant  Book,  p.  1,  No.  213. 

Lord  Chichester  appointed  Lord  Treasurer. 
Grant  to   Arthur   Lord  Chichester  of  the  office  of  Lord 
Treasurer  of  Ireland  during  pleasure. 
Grant  Book,  p.  197. 

259.  Grant  to  Sir  James  Hamilton. 

Grant  to  Sir  James  Hamilton,  Knt.,  of  1,300Z.  out  of  the  rent 
of  the  customs  of  Ireland,  in  consideration  of  the  surrender  of 
the  customs  in  the  ports  of  Loughcoyne  and  bay  of  Knock- 
fergus,  Theobalds. 

Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  35. 

260.  Sir  H.  Docwra's  Commission  as  Treasurer-at-War. 
Commission  to  Sir  Henry  Docwra  as  Treasurer-at-War  in 

Ireland  during  pleasure. — Theobalds. 
Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  40. 

261.  Entry  of  the  above. 
Warrant  Book,  L,  No,  213. 


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1616. 

July  16. 
Grant  Book. 


262. 


July  16.      263. 


The  King  to  the  Lords  Justices. 
Grant  to  Sir  Henry  Docwra  of  the  ofSce  of  Treasurer  of 
War  in  Ireland,  during  pleasure. 

Grant  Book,  p.  209. 

Sir   a.  Savage's  Grant  of    Sub-Treasurership    of 
War. 

Grant  to  Sir  Arthur  Savage  of  the  office  of  Sub-Treasurer 
and  General  Receiver  in  Ireland  during  pleasure.  Fee 
66Z.  13s.  4d.  Irish. — Westminster. 

Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  ]}fo.  44. 


[July  16.]    264.     Entry  of  the  above. 

Warrant  Book,  I.,  I^o.  215. 


July  18. 

Acta  Regia 

Hibernica, 

P.E.O., 

Ireland. 


July  18. 

Acta  Regia 

Hibernica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 


July  18. 

Acta  Begia 

Hibernica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 


265.  The   King  to  the   Lords   Justices  the  Archbishop  of 

Dublin  and  Sir  John  Denham,  Chief  Justice. 
Directs  them  to  deliver  up  the  sword  to  Sir  Oliver  St. 
John,  Lord  Deputy. — Theobalds,  15  July,  in  the  14th  year  of 
the  reign. 

266.  The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy. 

John  Rider,  Bishop  of  Killaloe,  having  exposed  to  him  (the 
King)  the  decayed  state  of  his  diocese,  and  the  King  having 
referred  it  to  the  Archbishops  of  Canterbury  and  Armagh 
to  consider  of  a  remedy,  he  (the  King)  directs  accordingly 
that  a  commission  to  the  same  commissioners  with  the  like 
powers  as  in  the  following  entry  concerning  the  Bishop  and 
bishopric  of  Down  and  Connor. — Theobalds,  18  July,  in  the 
14th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  6.     Copy.     Entry  of  enrolment. 

267.  The  King  to  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy. 

Robert  Echlin,  Bishop  of  Down,  having  exposed  to  him  the 
decayed  state  of  his  diocese,  and  he  (the  King)  having  referred 
it  to  the  Archbishops  of  Canterbury  and  Armagh  to  consider  of 
a  remedy,  directs  him  accordingly  with  the  aid  of  the  Chancel- 
lor, Primate,  and  Bishop  of  Meath,  to  examine  into  the  state  of 
the  lands  and  profits  of  the  diocese  of  Down,  and  to  restore  the 
bishop  of  said  diocese  to  all  lands  detained  from  the  said 
.  bishopric,  or  fraudulently  granted  away,  to  be  done  in  a  sum- 
mary way,  with  power  to  call  persons  before  them  and  examine 
into  their  titles,  and  if  found  to  be  the  right  of  the  bishop,  to 
restore  him  presently.  And  where  lands  are  held  under  letters 
patent  granted  upon  fraudulent  surrenders  in  which  the 
bishop's  lands  have  been  surrendered,  mixed  with  the  sur- 
renderer's,  the  bishop  to  have  liberty  to  traverse  any  office 


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1616. 

thereof  provided  it  concerns  not  any  plantation  where  the  Crown 
is  concerned.  And  divers  persons  having  gained  in  the  past 
rebellion  most  of  the  lands  of  the  bishopric,  the  commissioners 
are  to  inform  themselves  by  the  speediest  course  possible  into  the 
bishop's  wrongs  ;  the  bishop  to  have  liberty  to  compound  with 
the  wrongdoers  for  an  increase  of  rent,  and  to  have  power  to 
grant  those  in  possession  leases  for  60  years,  on  surrender  of 
their  present  holdings,  and  if  they  refuse,  then  to  lease  the 
lands  to  others  for  like  term  of  years,  on  an  increase  of  rent. 

The  commissioners  are  also  to  inquii'e  into  alleged  impro- 
priations, and  if  they  cannot  be  proved  to  be  true  impro- 
priations, that  they  be  restored  as  presentations  to  the  church ; 
and  if  any  be  uncomformable  to  such  reasonable  conditions  as 
the  commissioners  shall  propound  in  the  bishop's  behalf,  their 
names  are  to  be  certified  to  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  that 
some  further  course  be  taken  with  them. — Theobalds,  18  July, 
in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  6.     Copy. 

July  18.     268.        The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy. 

ffiberntl!^  At  the  humble  suit  of  the  prelates  and  clergy  of  Ulster, 

P.K.O.,  '  commands  that  the  inquisition  taken  before  juries  of  the  value 

Ireland.  of  the  bishopries  and  benefices  of  Ulster  be  not  certified  into 

the  Exchequer,  the  values  being  so  much  higher  than  the  King 
has  limited  the  bishops  to  let  their  lands  in  and  by  their 
several  patents,  that  if  the  prelates  and  clergy  in  that  pro- 
vince were  to  pay  subsidies,  first  fruits,  and  twentieths  after 
that  high  rate  they  would  be  utterly  overthrown. 

One  or  more  supersedeases  are  therefore  to  issue,  and  the 
King  dispenses  with  the  strictness  of  the  statute  made  for 
the  increase  of  his  revenues  and  to  limit  the  taxation  of  the 
bishoprics  of  Ulster  at  the  rates  ensuing :  archbishopric  of 
Armagh  to  be  rated  at  400Z.  per  annum  ;  bishopric  of  Clogher 
at  350L  ;  bishopric  of  Derry  at  250^. ;  bishopric  of  Kaphoe  at 
200?. ;  bishopric  of  Kilmore  and  Ardagh  at  lOOL  ;  bishopric  of 
Down  and  Connor  at  50?. ;  bishopric  of  Dromore  at  50?.  A 
commission  to  issue  to  him  (St.  John  the  Deputy),  the  Arch- 
bishop of  Armagh,  Bishop  of  Meath,  Lord  Chichester,  and  Sir 
Francis  Aungier,  Master  of  the  KoUs,  that  these  values  be 
found  by  the  jury,  and  recorded  in  the  Exchequer.  And  for 
the  taxation  of  the  deaneries,  archdeaconries,  prebends,  par- 
sonages, and  vicarages,  and  other  inferior  ecclesiastical 
benefices  and  promotions  in  Ulster,  and  likewise  of  the 
deanery  of  Christ  Church  in  Dublin,  and  of  the  prebend  of 
GeshiU  in  the  county  of  Kildare,  the  said  commissioners  to 
have  power  to  set  like  moderate  and  proportionable  taxation 
upon  them,  to  be  found  by  the  jury,  and  returned  to  the 
Exchequer,  to  be  there  recorded.— Theobalds,  13  July,  in  the 
14th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  5.     Copy. 


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1616. 
[July  18.]    269.        Commission  of  Waeds,  Idiots,  and  Lunatics. 

Commission  to  Chief  Justice  Denham,  the  Master  of  the 
Rolls,  Chancellor  of  the  Exchequer,  and  Muster-Master  General 
for  surveying  wards,  idiots,  and  lunatics,  licenses,  pardons  of 
alienations,  &c.,  in  Ireland. 

Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  51. 

July  18.      270.     Instructions  annexed  to  the  above  commission  concerning 
wards  and  tenures  in  Ireland. 
Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  52. 

July  20  &    271.        Commission  of  Wards,  Idiots,  and  Lunatics. 
J^s^-  ^-  Commission   to   Sir  John  Denham,  &c.  for   disposing    of 

°°  ■  wards,  idiots,  and  lunatics  in  Ireland. 

Qrant  Booh,  f.  200. 

July  22.     272.        Export  of  Wool. 

^'^''  P  K^O^'^"'^'  Opinion  of  the  Attorney -General  on  the  certificate  of  Lord 

Chichester,  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland,  Alderman  Cockajoie, 
and  George  Lowe  concerning  the  exportation  of  wools. 

Signed :  Fra.  Bacon. 

Exam,ined  with  the  original:  George  Calvert  and  Chr. 
Troughton. 

Pp.  2.     Copy.    Endd.  ;  Mr.  Attorney's  Certificatt. 

July  22.     273.        Export  of  Wool: 

voT  as^'Ts^'  Opinion  of  Mr.  Attorney-General  Bacon  relative  to  restraint 

'     '  of  exportation  of  wools,  woollen  yarn,  &c.  from  Ireland  into 

foreign  parts ;  privileges  of  the  staple  towns  in  England,  and 
of  the  staple  towns  in  Ireland.     New  charter  to  be  granted. 

Pp.  2.  Signed.  Endd. :  Mr.  Attorney's  Certificate  touching 
the  wools  of  Ireland. 


July  25.     274.        Me.  Secretary  [Winwood]  to  the  Lord  Deputy  St. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  JOHN. 

'      "  Announcing  the  appointment  of  Lord  Chichester  as  Lord 

High  Treasurer  of  Ireland,  with  order  to  deliver  him  a  white 
stafl^,  as  the  mark  of  honour  of  that  office. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

July  29.     275.        Marching  Money  for  Ireland. 
Add.  p.,  Ireland.  Warrant  for  payment  of  coat  and  conduct  money  for  300 

soldiers  to  be  sent  to  Ireland. 
Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI,  No.  81. 

July  29.     276.        Treasurer's  Warrant. 

Warrant  to  the  Treasurer,  &c.  of  the  Exchequer,  to  issue 
money  for  the  coats  and  conduct  of  800  men  appointed  to  be 
levied  and  sent  bj'-  Bristol  and  Chester  into  Ireland. 
Sign  manual.     Vol.  VI.,  No.  81. 

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1616. 

[July.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  19b. 


277.        Petition  of  Egbert  Bell  to  the  King. 

Complaint  of  being  robbed  by  the  pirates  Easton,  Peeters, 
and  Miagh,  who  had  been  surprised  at  Crookhaven  by  Lam- 
bert Fleurick,  a  Dutchman,  and  carried  into  Holland.  Prays 
for  a  letter  to  the  Legier  Ambassador  to  procure  restitution  of 
his  goods. 
P.  1.     Endd. 


Aug.  1.       278. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  20. 


John  O'Conlon's  Examination. 

Examination  of  John  O'Conlon  taken  before  me,  Sir  Fulke 
Conway,  Knt.,  Lieutenant  Governor  of  Carrickfergus,  this  first 
of  August  1616.  Details  the  piracies  and  murders  committed 
by  Sorley  M'Donnell  off  the  coast  of  Ireland  and  the  Scottish 
Isles.  . 

Pp.  3.    Endd. 


Aug.  4. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,21. 


279.        William  Power's  Examination. 

Examination  of  William  Power  as  to  the  capture  of  a  bark 
belonging  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  by  Sorley  M'Donnell ;  list 
of  the  goods  taken  ;  other  piracies. 

Pp.  4.    Endd. 


Aug.  6.       280.        Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  Winwood. 


S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  22. 


Since  his  return  has  spoken  with  some  of  the  farmers  of  the 
customs  in  Ireland,  and  has  conferred  with  Sir  Francis  Bacon 
touching  His  Majesty's  purpose  that  the  rent  of  those  customs 
should  be  paid  into  the  Exchequer  there,  for  the  more  ready  ~ 
discharge  of  so  much  of  His  Majesty's  extraordinary  charge  in 
that  kingdom,  which  otherwise  must  lie  upon  the  Exchequer 
in  England.  Sir  Francis  Bacon  is  of  opinion  that  a  new 
grant  should  be  made  to  the  farmers  in  such  manner  as  is 
here  set  down  in  the  enclosed  note,  and  desires  that  if  His 
Majesty's  pleasure  is  so,  he  will  make  a  warrant  to  that 
effect. — London,  6  August  1616. 

P.  1.  Signed.  Add. :  "  To  the  Eight  Hon.  Sir  Ealphe  Win- 
wood,  Knt.,  principal  secretary  to  His  Majesty  and  of  His 
Majesty's  most  honourable  Privy  Council,  &c."     Endd. 


Aug.  7. 
Grant  Book. 


Aug.  7. 


281.        Levy  of  King's  Debts. 
Commission  to  Sir  Oliver 
Ireland. 

Grant  Book,  p.  169. 


St.  John  for  levying  debts  in 


282.        Commission  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John. 

Commission  to   Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  make  leases  and 
accept  surrender  of  lands  in  Ireland. 

Grant  Book,  p.  168. 


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1616. 
Aug.  14.     283.        Lords  Justices  to  Winwood. 

vol  234  23  '  Since  their  last  advertisements  have  received  two  several 

intelligencies,  concurring  in  a  manner  together,  concerning  the 
pirate  and  rebel  Sowrley  M'Donnell.  The  first  is  upon  an 
examination  taken  before  them  of  one  John  Power,  born  in  this 
country,  who  was  pilot  to  Sir  Thomas  Phillips'  ship,  to  conduct 
it  from  Dublin  into  the  river  of  Loghfoyle,  and  upon  the 
surprise  of  that  ship  at  Olderfleete  was  taken  prisoner,  and 
used  by  Sorley  as  a  pilot  about  all  the  islands  of  Kintyre  and 
other  the  out  islands  of  Scotland,  and  afterwards  to  the  Low 
Countries  as  far  as  Donkerk. 

The  other  declaration  was  taken  from  one  that  was  im- 
prisoned and  sent  to  them  from  Sir  Foulk  Conwaye.  As  both 
agree  that  Sowrley  and  his  consorts  were  imprisoned  in 
Donkerk,  they  pray  him  to  use  means  that  he  and  the  rest  of 
the  pirates  of  his  consort  may  be  brought  into  Ireland,  to 
receive  the  punishment  they  have  deserved,  for  vindication  of 
the  King's  honour  and  for  public  example.  Also  as  the  ship 
and  pinnace  sent  for  the  prosecution  of  Sorley  and  his 
consorts  happened  to  fall  into  the  hands  of  the  Hollanders, 
they  likewise  pray  him  to  urge  the  restitution  of  the  said  ship 
and  pinnace,  otherwise  they  fear  His  Majesty  will  be  charged 
to  answer  for  the  loss  of  them  to  his  great  charge.  Pray  him 
to  acquaint  His  Majesty  with  the  treachery  of  the  islanders  of 
Kinteere. — Dublin  Castle,  14  August  1616. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 


Aug.  19.      284.         The  King  to  Sm  Oliver  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy,  and 

Carte  Papers,  the    CHANCELLOR   OF   IRELAND. 

'        "    '  In  compliance  with  the  suit  of  Sir  Fowke  Conway,  Kt.,  and 

in  order  to  strengthen  his  estate,  all  castles,  manors,  lands, 
&c.  are  to  be  passed  and  confirmed  to  him  by  letters  patent 
under  the  Great  Seal. — Holdenby,  19  August  1616. 

P.  1.     Copy.    Add.    Endd. 

Aug.  24.      285.        Henry  Skipwith  to  Sir  Dudley  Carleton. 
^'^'^Pr'  o"^^'^"'^'  Thankes  him  for  his  kindness  to  Edward  Carleton,  his  cousin, 

and  is  glad  to  find  his  Lordship  (Carleton)  desires  his  service 
in  England.  He  would  not  have  omitted  the  opportunity 
which  fell  out  at  the  re-delivery  of  the  cautionary  towns  if 
he  had  not  found  (by  his  cousin  Mr.  Knightbey's  purchase) 
that  the  companies  were  at  too  high  a  rate,  especially  himself" 
being  disabled  in  the  sale  of  his  fort  in  Ireland  by  the  altera- 
tion of  the  wards  there.  Hopes  soon  to  be  able  to  attend 
his  Lordship.  In  the  meantime  cannot  choose  but  to  give 
(Carleton)  notice  of  his  knowledge  in  a  cause  now  going  on 
in  Ireland  on  behalf  of  one  Boothley,  prosecuted  by  one  Grimes, 
wherein  course  may  be  taken  for  his  (Carleton's)  profit.  Boothley 
about  three  years  since,  pretending  a  loss  sustained  by  one 


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1616. 

Peters,  a  pirate,  petitioned  the  Lords  for  a  pardon  for  him,  upon 
condition  of  his  own  satisfaction.  Their  Lordships  gave  way, 
and  Grimes  was  dispatched  into  Ireland.  At  which  time 
Peters  was  slain,  in  one  of  whose  ships  one  Miagh  came  in,  who 
was  surprised  by  Lambert,  as  he  (Carleton)  already  knows. 
Grimes,  willing  to  make  use  of  the  pardon  intended  for  Peters, 
contracted  with  Miagh  in  like  manner,  and  satisfied  him  with 
a  protection  from  the  Lord  Deputy,  whereby  he  got  fuU  satis- 
faction as  he  (Skipwith)  has  heard,  only  wanting  some 
gratuity  promised  to  himself,  which  was  the  occasion  of 
Lambert's  finding  him  aboard  at  the  surprisal.  Since  which 
time,  they,  hoping  that  the  pirate's  death  had  fully  hid  their 
satisfaction  received,  have  made  new  suit  for  recovering  their 
loss  from  Lambert. 

Does  not  think  it  reasonable  that  they  should  so  carry  it. 
There  are  two  of  the  pirates  yet  living  to  whom  all  this  is 
known,  who  intend  to  be  suitors  against  Grimes,  but  he  (Skip- 
with) will  stay  them  until  he  hears  from  him  (Carleton). 

Their  request  was  recommended  by  Chichester,  and  they 
depend  upon  his  (Skipwith's)  advice  by  his  Lordship's 
direction. — Chertsey,  24  August  1616. 

Pp.  2.  Signed.  Sealed.  Endd.  Add :  "  To  Sir  Dudley 
Carleton,  Knight,  Lord  Ambassador  for  His  Majesty  in  the 
United  Provinces." 

Aug.  26.      286.        Reception  of  Sm  Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy. 

ffiberaiS  Memorandum  that  on  Monday  26th  of  August  1616,  Sir 

P.R.O., '  Oliver  St.  John  arrived  at  Skerries,  and  on  the  Friday  foUow- 

Ireiand.  ing,  the  30th  of  August,  after  a  learned  sermon  made  by  Dr. 

Usher  in  the  cathedral  of  St.  Patrick's  by  Dublin,  the  Lords 

Justices  came  from  their  seats  with  the  King's  sword  carried 

before  them  to  the  communion  table  in  the  choir  of  the  said 

church,  after  whom  followed  the  said  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  the 

Lord  Chichester,  Lord  High  Treasurer ;  the  Bishop  of  Meath, 

Lord  Brabazon,  Lord  Moor,  with  divers  others  of  the  Privy 

Council. 

Sir  Oliver  St.  John  having  delivered  them  the  letters  patent 
of  his  appointment,  they  handed  them  to  Francis  Edgeworth, 
Esq.,  Clerk  of  the  Crown  of  Chancery  (the  Master  of  the 
RoUs  being  absent),  to  be  publicly  read. 

And  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  having  taken  the  oath  of  supremacy 
and  of  the  office  of  Deputy,  administered  to  him,  on  his  knees, 
by  the  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  Lord  Chancellor,  Sir  Oliver 
dehvered  to  the  Lords  Justices  the  King's  letter,  under  his 
privy  signet,  and  the  same  being  opened  and  read  by  Sir 
Dudley  Norton,  Secretary  of  State,  it  directed  them  to  de- 
liver His  Majesty's  sword  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John ;  and  there- 
upon they  both  taking  the  sword  in  their  hands  delivered  the 
same  to  the  Lord  Deputy.     Whereupon  the  Lord  Deputy  was 


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Tol.  234,  25. 


1616. 

instantly  by  the  Lord  Chichester  presented  with  a  letter  under 
His  Majesty's  privy  signet,  addressed  to  the  Lord  Deputy, 
which  being  publicly  read  by  Sir  Dudley  Norton,  imported 
that  the  King  had  bestowed  the  office  of  Lord  High  Treasurer 
of  this  kingdom  on  the  Lord  Chichester,  whereupon  the  Lord 
Deputy,  according  to  the  directions  contained  ia  the  said  letter, 
taking  in  his  hand  a  white  staff,  after  a  few  words  spoken  to 
the  Lord  Chichester,  kissed  the  staff  and  delivered  it  to  him, 
who  received  it  with  all  humility  upon  his  knees.  Afterwards 
the  Lord  Deputy  having  given  the  honour  of  knighthood  to 
Captain  Thomas  Button,  captain  of  the  King's  ship,  his  Lord- 
ship delivered  the  sword  to  Lord  Brabazon  to  be  by  him 
carried  that  day. 

And  so  they  departed  from  St.  Patrick's  Church  to  the  castle 
of  Dublin,  with  such  solemnities  of  state  as  have  been  used, 
the  two  late  Justices  for  that  day,  taking  place  next  to  the 
Lord  Deputy  before  any  other  lords. 

Pf.  3.     Copy. 

Aug.  28.     287.        Sir  Oliver  St.  John  to  Winwood. 

^■■^"'Jj?'*",?'  Received  his  letters  at  Beaumareis   the  14th  of  August. 

The  commissions  came  to  his  hands  within  two  hours  after  he 
wrote.  The  Lord  Treasurer  should  be  acquainted  with  his 
motion  to  His  Majesty  for  the  payment  of  the  rent  of  the 
customs  of  Ireland  into  the  Exchequer  here.  Thinks  it  very 
expedient  that  what  he  did  was  for  the  speedy  dispatch  of  the 
business,  it  being  indeed  honourable  and  profitable  for  His 
Majesty's  service  that  the  revenue  generally  of  this  kingdom 
should  be  paid  here,  that  they  might  not  seem  more  burthen- 
some  to  the  Exchequer  in  England  than  they  reaUy  are. 
Beseeches  him,  therefore,  to  make  use  of  his  power  for  the 
effecting  of  so  necessary  a  business ;  for  himself,  he  has  no 
other  end  in  it  but  the  direct  service  of  His  Majesty.  Thanks 
him  for  transmitting  unto  him  such  advertisements  as  come  to 
his  hands,  for  by  such  favour  he  wdl  be  the  better  enabled  to 
go  on  in  that  weighty  charge  laid  upon  him.  Has  perused 
the  particulars,  and  for  M'Mahon  and  Kelly  they  have  been 
these  three  years  in  the  kingdom.  O'Hanlon  is  in  England, 
the  rest  he  wiU  hearken  after.  The  retiring  of  Sowrley  and  the 
late  pirates  upon  the  north  of  this  kingdom  into  the  Arch- 
duke's dominions  was  an  affair  known  to  him  (Winwood)  before 
his  coming  from  thence ;  a  port  called  Tirconaght  (Eyre  Con- 
naught)  there  is  near ;  and  east  is  a  large  country  near  Galway, 
where  there  are  two  or  three  ports  very  capable.  Will  warn 
the  Lord  Clanricarde  in  whose  government  it  lies.  AiTived 
with  much  contrary  wind  12  miles  from  this  town  the  26th  of 
this  month ;  came  hither  yesterday.  The  Lords  Justices  tell 
him  that  within  two  days  more  they  will  deliver  His  Majesty's 
sword  to  him,  when  he  will  write  again.     Beseeches  him  to 


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1616. 

be  favourable  to  the  affairs  of  the  poor  State,  and  to  himself, 
who  will  be  ever  thankful. — Dublin,  28  August  1616. 
Pp.  2.     Signed.    Add.    Endd. 

Aug.  81.     288.        The  Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
^  Dublin,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  state  and  dig- 

voi.  62,  p.  208.  nity  of  a  baron  to  Sir  Richard  Boyle  of  Youghall. 

Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

Aug.       289.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  [Win.wood]. 

^'^'2^24*^4''  "^^  ^^^  coming  to  Chester,  finding  the  companies  generally 

full  of  unsufficient  men  and  divers  run  away  before  the  musters, 
he  refused  those  whom  he  thought  unfit,  and  caused  the  con- 
ductors to  supply  sundry  of  them  with  better,  till  the  wind  . 
being  fair  and  the  danger  great  of  losing  of  a  great  part  of 
them,  together  with  the  commissioners,  he  called  over  the  rolls 
again  and  caused  the  serviceable  men  to  be  embarked,  at  which 
embarking  one  of  the  companies,  being  of  Caernarvon,  fell  in 
mutiny,  and  refused  to  go  aboard,  and  offered  to  assault  him, 
whereby  he  was  driven  to  remain  with  them,  and  could  not 
return  to  Chester  to  join  with  the  commissioners  in  certificate 
of  those  that  were  run  away,  or  were  otherwise  insufficient, 
but  required  to  have  one  of  the  sheriffs  of  Chester  to  stay 
during  the  embarking,  who  with  himself  made  a  note  of  all 
the  insufficient  men  and  runaways,  and  prayed  the  Mayor  of 
Chester  with  the  commissioners  to  certify  the  same  unto  the 
lords,  which  he  hoped  they  had  long  since  performed. 

P.  1.    Signed.     Endd  :  "  Sir  Oliver  St.  John's  report  of  the 
companies  transported  from  Chester." 

Sept.  14.     290.         The  King  to  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy. 

ntberaifa^  The    Earl  of  Argyle    having   chased   Sorly   M'James  and 

P.R.O., '  divers  other  traitors  who  rose  in  rebellion  in  Scotland  about 

Ireland.  10  months  since,  into  the  northern  part  of  Ireland,  where 

they  were  discovered  by  Sir  Fulk  Conway,  privy  councillor, 

and  others  of  the  justices  of  peace  residing  in  those  parts,  who 

forced  them  to  enter  into  recognizances  for  their  good  behaviour, 

now  forfeited  by  their  disloyalty.     Considering  that  it  was  by 

the  valour  of  the  Earl  of  Argyle  that  they  were  chased  out 

of  Scotland,  he  bestows  upon  him   the  benefit  of  the  said 

forfeited    recognizances   in    recompence    for    his   services. 

Windsor,  9  September,  in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  2.     Copy.     Entry  of  enrolment. 

Sept.  20.     291.        Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy,  to  Captain  Edward 

ActaRegia  TrEVOR,    MASTER    MARMADUKE    WhITECHURCH     LIEU- 

^ p^Ro"^'  TENANT  West,  and  Thomas  Raude. 

Ireland.  Sir  Hugh  Montgomery  being  desirous  to  change  the  keeping 

of  the  weekly  market,  and  a  yearly  fair  for  three  days,  now 


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held  in  Gray  Abbey,  to  the  abbey  of  Cumber,  they  (the  com- 
missioners above  named)  are  to  ascertain  if  any  prejudice 
might  ensue  from  the  said  change.  And  His  Majesty  being 
informed  that  it  would  be  of  use  both  to  his  service  and  for 
the  general  good  of  the  whole  country,  and  of  the  plantation 
there,  to  have  some  one  place  appointed  for  a  ferry  or  passage 
from  the  Ardes  to  the  Rynnes  of  Galloway  or  Portpatrick  in. 
Scotland,  and  to  have  certain  landing  places  established  where 
notice  may  be  taken  and  books  kept  by  officers  of  the  persons 
and  goods  passing  and  repassing ;  and  that  the  town  of 
Donaghadee  is  a  fit  place ;  they  are  to  view  the  harbour  and 
town  of  Donaghadee,  and  to  see  if  it  be  the  only  fittest  place 
in  those  parts  for  the  purpose ;  and  if  so,"  what  number  of 
passenger  boats  should  be  kept,  and  their  proper  size.  And 
to  certify  their  opinion. — Castle  of  Dublin,  29  September 
1616. 

Pp.  2.  Copy.  Entitled :  "  A  commission  to  enquire  for  a 
fitt  place  to  establish  a  ferrye  between  the  north  of  Ireland 
and  Scotland." 

292.        The  Retuen  upon  the  said  Commission. 

1st.  They  (the  commissioners)  find  that  there  would  be  no 
prejudice  in  the  change,  but  on  the  contrary  that  His  Majesty's 
service  and  the  county  would  be  profited,  for  the  Grey  Abbey 
being  seated  between  the  market  towns  of  Newtown,  Port- 
ferry,  and  Bangor,  and  the  county  being  but  a  narrow  sleeve, 
scarce  sufficient  to  replenish  one  market,  and  that  Comber  is 
situated  upon  a  straight  between  the  woodland  county  and 
the  plains,  which  being  well  planted  and  induced  with  immu- 
nities would  strengthen  those  parts. 

And  for  the  other  pai't  of  their  commission,  they  have  viewed 
Bangor  and  Donaghadee  and  other  creeks  along  the  coast  in 
the  Ardes,  and  though  they  cannot  commend  any  one  of  them 
for  the  safety  of  boats,  yet  they  hold  Donaghadee  to  be  the 
only  fittest  place  for  that  purpose  between  the  river  of 
Strangford  and  the  river  of  Carrickfergus,  both  for  the  safety 
of  boats,  the  good  and  easy  outgoing,  the  ability  and  building 
of  the  town  for  entertainment  of  passengers,  and  what  is 
more,  that  Sir  Hugh  Montgomery  will  erect  a  pier  for  defence 
of  the  harbour,  as  he  intends.  They  think  16  good  boats 
between  8  and  10  tons  sufficient,  and  name  the  tolls  that 
should  be  taken  for  goods  and  passengers,  and  suggest  regula- 
tions.— Dated  at  Donaghadee,  22  October  1616. 

Signed:  Edward  Trevor,  Mar.  Whitchurch,  Thos.  Raude, 
Richard  West. 

Pp.  6.     Copy. 

Sept.  22.     293.        The  King  to  the  Loed  Deputy. 

^•^•'  ^^f^^^'  Directs  his  Lordship  to  pass  a  new  patent  to  Thomas  Lord 

'     ■  Cromwell  of  all  lands  which  he  holds  in  possession  or  rever- 

sion. 

P.  1.     Endd. 


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Sept.  24.      294.        Commission  for  completing  the  Plantation  of  Ulster. 
fifbemifl*  Empowers    Sir   Oliver   St.   John,   Lord  Deputy,   Thomas 

P.E.O.,  '  Archbishop  of  Dublin,  Chancellor,  Christopher  Archbishop  of 

Ireland.  Armagh,  Arthur  Lord  Chichester  of  Belfast,  George  Bishop  of 

Meath  and  Clogher,  Andrew  Bishop  of  Eapho,  Sir 'Arthur 
Savage,  Sir  Richard  Wingfield,  Sir  Henry  Docwra,  Sir  John 
Denham,  Sir  Francis  Aungier,  Sir  Toby  Caulfeild,  Sir  Edward 
Blaney,  Sir  Fulk  Conway,  Sir  John  King,  and  Sir  Dudley 
Norton,  according  to  the  tenor  of  the  King's  letters  duly 
enrolled  in  the  Chancery  of  Ireland,  dated  at  Theobalds  the 
15th  of  July,  in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign,  or  any  six  or  more 
of  them,  the  Deputy  to  be  always  one,  to  give  warrants  to  the 
Attorney-General  to  draw  several  books  as  fiants  of  grants  of 
the  several  proportions  and  parcels  of  the  late  escheated  lands 
in  Ulster  to  such  British  undertakers  as  are  named  in  the 
several  tables  of  assignation,  the  true  copies  whereof  were 
transmitted  over  unto  Sir  Arthur  Chichester,  now  Lord 
Chichester  of  Belfast,  the  King's  late  Deputy,  under  the 
hands  of  the  Privy  Council  of  England  now  enrolled  among 
the  Rolls  of  Chancery  of  Ireland,  the  said  fiants  to  be  war- 
rants for  the  Chancellor  to  pass  the  said  grant  under  the  Great 
Seal  of  this  realm,  and  that  such  grants  shall  be  as  available 
as  if  passed  by  his  (the  King's)  warrant,  signed  with  his  own 
hand  or  sign  manual. 

And  in  like  manner  to  pass  patents  unto  such  of  the  ser- 
vitors of  such  proportions  as  they  (the  commissioners)  shall 
think  fit  within  the  precincts  assigned  for  servitors  and 
natives.  And  in  like  manner  to  natives  such  proportions  as 
they  shall  think  fit  within  the  precincts  assigned  for  servitors 
and  natives.  And  to  settle  differences  and  limit  boundaries 
in  the  precincts  of  the  British  undertakers,  servitors,  and 
natives  and  of  the  bishop's  lands.  And  to  appoint  in  every 
proportion  of  land  lying  near  the  highway  places  for  seats  for 
the  undertakers  to  build  upon  for  the  safety  and  succour  of 
the  passengers  and  for  the  security  of  the  country.  To  assign 
to  every  proportion  of  every  undertaker  so  much  wood  as  may 
be  conveniently  assigned,  respect  being  had  to  other  adjacent 
proportions.  To  make  bounds  of  parishes.  To  alter  sites  of 
churches.  To  assign  new  places  for  incumbents  with  glebes 
of  60  acres  for  every  1,000  acres  within  the  parishes,  and  to 
give  each  glebe  a  certain  name,  and  by  the  patents  to  forbid 
alienation  thereof  longer  than  the  incumbency  of  the  several 
incumbents.  To  allot  proportions  for  towns.  To  hear  and 
determine  disputes  about  any  of  the  escheated  lands.  To 
ascertain  what  cathedral  sites,  and  sites  of  residences  of 
bishops  and  other  ecclesiastical  dignitaries  or  persons,  have 
been  unguardedly  passed  in  patents  under  pretence  of  monas- 
tery lands,  and  to  consider  of  some  course  for  restoring  them 
to  the  Church,  with  consideration  to  be  given  to  the  present 
holders.  To  nominate,  join,  or  sever  lands  which  are  not 
known  to  belong  to  any  determinate  division  or  district,  and 


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to  assign  them  to  such  county,  parish,  &c.  as  they  shall  think 
fit.  And  to  do  whatever  else  they  shall  deem  fit  towards  the 
perfecting  and  finishing  of  the  plantation. 

Witness  the  said  Deputy-General  of  Ireland  at  Dublin,  24 
September,  in  the  14th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  10.     Copy. 

[Sept.]      295.        Impost  on  Wine  imported  in  Scotch  Ships. 
Yd  '234^ Tt^'  Note  showing  what  impost  was  paid  for  wines  brought  into 

Ireland  in  Scottish  bottoms  for  one  year  ending  Mich.  1616 
more  than  is  paid  for  the  like  quantity  imported  in  English  or 
Irish  bottoms. — Signed  by  Wm.  Massam  and  John  Pitt. 

Oct.  22.      296.        Humphry  May  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

^^'2^3?^^'  -^y  command  of  the  King  sends  the  enclosed  petition  of  Sir 

Robert  Digby  with  his  pleasure  therein.  His  Majesty  re- 
members well  that  when  upon  the  solicitation  of  both  parties 
he  took  into  his  own  hands  the  final  determination  of  the 
great  controversy  betwixt  the  house  of  Kildare  and  Sir  Robert 
Digby,  he  sent  direction  to  the  Lord  Deputy  there  that  stay 
should  be  made  of  all  proceedings  therein  till  he  should  declare 
his  definitive  sentence,  and  for  his  letter  of  the  1 8th  of  July 
last  mentioned  in  the  petition  commanding  that  a  third  part 
of  the  possessions  of  the  earldom  should  be  assured  to  the 
Lady  Elizabeth,  Countess  of  Kildare,  contrary  to  the  scope  of 
his  former  directions.  His  Majesty  says  that  he  doth  not  well 
remember  it,  and  that  his  meaning  was  not  thereby  to  alter 
any  whit  his  former  directions.  He  is,  therefore,  to  make  no 
assignation  of  lands  to  the  said  Countess  by  virtue  of  his 
said  letters  of  the  18th  of  July  till  the  King  shall  signify  his 
further  pleasure  therein. — 22  October  1616.  Humphry  May, 
copia  ex.  p.  Hen.  Holcroft. 

P.  1.     Endd.     Encloses, 

S.P.,  Ireland,    297.     Petition  of  Sir  Roht.   Digby  to  the  King  remonstrating 
vol.  234,  28  I.  against  his  letter  of  18th  July  ordering  a  third  part  of  the 

lands' in  question  to  be  passed  and  assured  to  the  Lady  Kildare. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

Oct.  25.     298.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  R.  Winwood. 
^ '^''Jjf'^,^'  Has  not  often  written  because  nothing  occurred  since  his 

vol  23 4  29 

'     '  last  to  the  Lords  worthy  the  advertisement.     Wrote  in  his 

last  of  a  pirate  that  lay  between  Holyhead  and  Dublin.-  He 
took  a  Chester  bark  with  some  merchants'  goods  of  Dublin 
coming  from  the  fair  of  Chester,  and  with  her  returned  directly 
to  the  bay  of  Carrigfergus  from  whence  he  came,  and  was 
there  treating  for  a  protection,  tiU  the  King's  pinnace  chased 
him  from  thence,  and  for  aught  he  hears  out  of  those  parts, 
he    left  his  poor  prize  behind  him   and  most  of  the  goods. 


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Finds  by  the  examinations  of  some  of  his  company  that  pirates 
have  many  relievers  in  the  remote  havens.  Has  sent  for 
some  of  tliem  and  will  proceed  severely  against  them.  Within 
the  land  things  stand  well  without  appearance  of  trouble  or 
danger.  A  few  outlaws  there  are  in  the  north  who,  he  hopes, 
will  be  scattered  without  any  great  labour.  The  towns  are 
most  out  of  order  by  reason  of  the  multitude  of  recusants 
which  makes  them  continue  their  wonted  shifts ;  in  election 
of  their  magistrates,  some  have  reformed,  and  hopes  to 
make  the  rest  more  obedient  than  heretofore.  The  King's 
revenue  increases  well,  yet  the  poor  army  wants  money.  Urges 
that  money  may  be  speedily  sent.  This  bearer,  Captain 
Stocke,  has  well  discharged  himself  in  the  conduction  of  the 
svipplies  and  delivered  his  number,  good  men  and  well  armed. 
• — Dublin,  25  October  1616. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 


Nov.  1, 

Acta  Regia 

Ilibernica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 


299.        The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John. 

Lord  Chichester,  late  Deputy,  and  Sir  John  Denham,  Chief 
Justice,  to  whom  he  referred  the  consideration  of  the  petition 
of  Sir  John  Keare,  one  of  the  gentlemen  ushers  of  the  King's 
privy  chamber,  praying  to  be  appointed  to  the  office  of  public 
register  of  births,  deaths,  and  marriages  and  burials,  on  the  ground 
of  the  gTcat  public  inconvenience  for  the  want  of  such  an  office, 
and  they  having  returned  their  opinions  according  to  the  copies 
of  them  inclosed  for  his  (St.  John's)  better  information,  the 
King  now  authorises  him  by  letters  patent  to  grant  the  said 
George  Keare  the  office  of  public  register  of  the  entries  and 
enrolments  of  all  births,  baptisms,  marriages,  and  iburials  in 
Ireland,  with  such  fees  as  were  thought  reasonable  by  the  said 
referees.  To  hold  for  21  years,  paying  a  rent  of  10^.  yearly  to 
the  King. — Westminster,  1  November,  in  the  14th  year  of  the 


Pjj.  3.     Co2^y.     Entitled . 
Enrol:  10  January  1616. 


'  Lris  dne  Regis  g.  Keare  Milit.' 


Nov.  17. 

Acta  Regia 

Hibernica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 


300.        The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John. 

Directs  on  the  application  of  John  Gibson,  Dean  of  Down, 
that  a  commission  shall  be  issued  to  find  the  several  rectories 
and  vicarages,  with  their  glebe  lands  and  appurtenances,  which 
anciently  belonged  to  the  deanery  of  Down,  or  which  have 
been  lately  granted  by  the  King  in  augmentation  of  the  main- 
tenance of  the  said  dean,  and  after  the  return  of  the  said 
commission  to  give  warrant  for  the  settlement  of  the  posses- 
sion of  the  now  dean  of  whatsoever  shall  found  rightly  to 
belong  to  the  said  ^deanery. — Westminster,  17  November,  in 
the  14th  year  of  the' reign. 

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Nov.  27.      301.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  H.M.  Counsel. 

vor62^p^2i2  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  to  Daniel  O'Dowde  to  keep  a 

fair  yearly  at  Eoslie,  co.  Sligo,  on  October  18  for  two  days, 
reserving  a  rent  of  6s.  8d. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Nov.  29.      302.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  H.M.  Counsel. 

vor62^''.''2ii  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Walter  Earl  of 

Ormond  of  two  fairs  yearly,  and  two  markets  weekly,  the 
fairs  at  Aghrim  and  Thurles  on  July  22  and  August  10  re- 
spectively, to  continue  for  two  days.  The  market  at  Aghrim 
to  be  on  Tuesday,  and  at  Thurles  on  Saturday. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Nov.  30.     303.        Composition  of  Sligo  and  Mayo. 

'lli^eSlca'  Commission    to    Donnel    Earl   of  Thomond,    President    of 

P.R.O., '  Munster,  Sir  Charles  Wilraot,  President  of  Connaught,  William 

Ireland.  Archbishop   of  Tuam,  Sir  John  King,  Sir  Thomas  Rotheram, 

Jeffrie  Osbaldeston,  Esq.,  Chief  Justice  of  Connaught,  Sir 
Charles  Coote,  Provost-Martial  of  the  same,  Maurice  Griffith, 
Esq.,  Dannon  (Damian  ?)  Peck,  King's  Attorney  of  the  same, 
Malby  Brabazon,  Deputy  Escheator  of  the  same,  John  St. 
Barbe,  Esq.,  WiUiam  Maye,  Esq.,  Roger  Jones,  Esq.,  Robert 
Cressy,  Esq.,  John  Tristeene,  Esq.,  Clerk  of  the  Council  of  the 
same,  Thomas  Lestrange,  Esq.,  William  Harrison,  Esq.,  Chris- 
topher Delahoid,  gent.,  Gerrald  Dillon,  gent.,  Walter  Lester, 
gent.,  to  inquire  what  lands  are  chargeable  in  the  counties 
of  Sligo  and  Mayo  with  composition.  Witness  the  Deputy- 
General  of  Ireland. — Dublin,  last  day  of  November,  in  the 
14th  year  of  the  reign. 

Then  follows  the  return  of  the  commissioners  finding  that 
40s.  composition  should  be  paid  out  of  every  quarter  of  land 
by  all  tenants  in  capite  except  Sir  John  King,  Sir  William 
Taaffe,  Sir  Theobald  Bourke,  Sir  Christopher  Dillon,  Sir 
Thomas  Bourke,  and  others  the  persons  following,  who  should 
pay  at  the  rates  following  per  quarter  :  Sir  John  King,  Bryan 
M'Donogh  of  Coolwony,  Esq.,  Henry  Linch  of  Galway,  Esq., 
Richard  Blake  of  the  same,  merchant,  who  should  pay  5s. ; ,  and 
the  said  Sir  William  Taaffe,  Sir  Theobald  Bourke,  Sir  Thomas 
Bourke,  and  David  O'Dowda  of  Kilglas,  Esq.,  Thomas  Nolan 
of  Ballinrobe,  Esq.,  Oliverus  Bourke,  Fitz-Edmund  of  Eopagh, 
Esq.,  Walter  Bourke  of  Turlagh,  gent.,  John  Bourke,  Fitz- 
William  of  Cloghan's,  gent.,  Christopher  Garvy  of  Lehinch, 
Esq.,  Andrew  Crean  of  Annagh,  Ferrall  O'Gara  of  Moggara, 
gent.,  John  Moore  of  Bries,  Esq.,  and  Christopher  Delahoid  of 
Darhan,  gent.,  should  pay  20s.,  10s.,  and  5s. 

Signed :  Cha.  Coote,  Peter  Delahoid. 

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mission  appeareth  in  certain  inquisitions,  certain  deeds  of 
surrender,  and  a  certain  schedule  hereunto  annexed,  and  soe 
we  humbly  certifie  your  most  Excellent  Majestie." 

Signed :  Peter  Delahoid,  Kobt.  Cressy,  Roger  Jones,  Willm. 
Maye,  Gir.  Dillon,  Jos.  Brooke. 

[Dec.  28.]    304.        The  King  to  the  Loed  Deputy. 

'^^ 'isfTo'  ^^^  Majesty,  although  entitled  by  the  common  law  and  by 

'     '  several  statutes  in  force  in  Ireland  to  have  aid  of  his  tenants 

as  weU  for  the  making  of  the  prince,  his  eldest  son,  a  knight, 
as  for  marrying  the  princess,  his  daughter,  has  deferred 
the  lev3dng  thereof  until  they  were  settled  in  their  estates. 
But  now,  they  being  in  quiet  and  having  received  many 
bounties  from  him  in  confirming  their  estates,  by  several  com- 
missions as  well  of  defective  titles  and  surrenders  as  bargains 
and  sales,  he  thinks  it  fit  to  levy  the  said  several  aids  for 
making  Prince  Charles  a  knight  (which  were  not  formerly 
levied  in  the  time  of  his  dear  deceased  son  Prince  Henry),  and 
for  the  marrying  of  the  Princess  Elizabeth ;  and  has  appointed 
William  Dyneley  for  the  execution  of  it.  Directs  them  to 
issue  forth  several  commissions  to  inquire  and  assess  the  said 
aids,  and  with  all  convenient  speed  to  perform  all  acts  that 
are  expedient  and  necessary  for  the  purpose. 

Fp.  2.    Endd. 

Dec.  31.     305.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  E.  Winwood. 
vof  23r^30A  •^^  directed  by  his  letters  of  the  2nd  instant,  has  written 

'      '  to  the  Earl  of  Ormond  to  repair  forthwith  to  His  Majesty. 

Gratefully  acknowledges  the  favourable  judgment  passed  on 
his  conduct,  and  the  command  given  to  Mr.  BlundeU  some- 
times to  solace  his  accession  in  this  remote  part  of  the  world 
with  the  knowledge  of  the  great  affairs  of  foreign  princes  and 
States. 

His  Majesty's  general  affairs  here  prosper  in  aU  things, 
saving  in  that  strong  combination  of  recusancy  wherein  the 
well  or  ill  doing  of  this  State'  does  much  depend.  His  Ma- 
jesty's laws  in  force  in  this  kingdom,  if  extended  to  them 
with  convenient  moderation,  wiU  work  alteration  in  many  of 
the  most  obstinate.  Has  often  been  worthily  begun  hereto- 
fore, but  the  people  must  not  find  them  abandoning  the 
ground  they  get,  for  they  wiU  soon  invade  upon  them.  It  be- 
hoves them  to  be  doing  somewhat,  and  to  be  doing  always, 
and  that  legally,  moderately,  and  constantly ;  otherwise  they 
wiU  but  spin  and  unspin,  and  never  produce  any  worthv  or 
profitable  effect.  Particularly  the  actions  of  the  towns ;  they 
grow  daily  in  disobedience,  refusing  in  divers  of  them  to  elect 
any  chief  magistrate,  because  they  that  should  supply  the 
places  are  all  recusants ;  the  consequence  whereof,  if  there  be 
not  severe  correction,  wiU  prove  very  hurtful.     Has  expected 


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directions  from  the  Lords  concerning  Waterford,  that  late 
contained  divers  monsters,  without  mayor,  or  recorder,  or  any 
form  of  government.  The  speedy  proceeding  against  that 
corporation  by  seizure  of  their  liberties,  will  make  the  rest  of 
the  corporations  to  be  better  advised.  That  course  to  be 
taken  with  them  is  just,  and,  for  ought  he  can  imagine,  will 
be  safe.     They  only  attend  the  resolution  of  the  Lords. 

Urges  for  an  answer  touching  that  business  of  Waterford 
and  concerning  the  escheated  lands  in  Wexford,  for  they  are 
at  a  stay  how  to  proceed  further  therein.  Has  received  His 
Majesty's  direction  for  the  sealing  of  Sir  Thomas  Ridgwaye's 
patent  for  his  creation,  and  to  send  it  to  him,  which  he  has 
caused  to  be  done,  and  now  he  is  a  lord. — Dublin,  ultimo 
December  1616. 

Pp.  2.     Add.     Signed.    Endd. 

[        1616,  306.        Captain  John  Bouechier's  Seignoey. 

probably.]  Certificate  of  the  Lord  President  of  Munster  and  others  of 

^^ 'a^^l'Ti*^'  *^®   yearly   value    of  the    seignory   held    by    Captain   John 

'     ■  Bourchier  in  Mimster,  that  the  rent  does  not  exceed  1501. 

sterling,  whereof  is  reserved  to  His  Majesty  1091.  sterling. — 

Thomond,  Geo.  Sexten,  Torg.  Brien,  Dom.  Roche. 

P.  1.    Endd. 

Add.  P.,  Ireland,  307.  EXPORT  of  WoOL. 

T*  TJ,  O 

Certificate  of  the  Commissioners  relative  to  the  restraint  on 
the  exportation  of  wool,  woollen  yarn,  lamb  skins,  &c.  of 
Ireland  into  foreign  parts. 

Signed :  Arthur  Chichester,  Oliver  St.  John,  Lionell  Crau- 
field,  WiUm.  Coka3Tie,  George  Lowe. 

Examined  with  the  original :  Chr,  Troughton. 

Pp.  2.     Copy.    Endd. 

1616  ?       308.        Payment  for  Ordnance. 
Warrant  Book.  Warrant  to  the  Treasurer  and  Under  Treasurer  of  the  Ex- 

chequer for  payment  to  Sir  Richard  Morrison,  Lieutenant- 
Governor  of  the  Ordnance,  the  sum  of  960L  19s.  Qd.,  for  pro- 
viding powder,  match,  and  other  munition  of  war  for  better 
furnishing  the  store  at  Dublin. 

Warrant  Booh,  I. 
[About  1616.]  309.        Petition  of  the  Coepoeation  of  Wateefoed  by  their 

S.P.,  Ireland,  Agent,   SALOMON   StEANGE. 

'°  ■      '     '  Prays  that,  in  a  petition  now  these  10  months  pending  for 

reformation  of  the  excess  rates  imposed  upon  the  commodities 
of  Ireland,  which  a  certificate  from  the  Lord  Deputy  shows  to 
be  enormous,  and  which  was  referred  to  the  Lord  Treasurer's 


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consideration,  some  present  order  may  be  taken  for  reviewing 
and  amendment  of  the  book  of  rates  by  different  commissioners 
to  be  appointed  in  Ireland  for  that  purpose,  where  the  said 
commodities  are  best  known. 

P.  1.     Add. :  "  To  the  Right  Honble.  Sir  Raph  Wynwood, 
Knt.,  principal  secretary  to  the  King's  Ma^^i®." 

[1616.]      310.        The  King  to  the  [Lord  Deputy  St.  John]. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Directs  that  the  bearer,  Sir  John  Davys,  Attorney-General 

vo  .  234,   3.  ^^  Ireland,  to  have  countenance  and  encouragement  in  rectify- 

ing certain  disorders  there. 
Pp.2. 

[1616.]        311.        License  for  the  Sole  making  of  Pipe  Staves,  &c. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Proposition  for  grant  of  a  license  for  the  sole  making  and 

^°  '      '     '  exportation  of  clapboards,  pipe  staves,  and  hogshead  staves  in 

Ireland,  with  the  advantages  that  would  result  from  it. 

P.  1. 

[1616.]      312.        Lord  Power's  Leave  to  go  to  Ireland. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  Archbishop  of  Canterbury's  opinion  that  the  Lord  Powre 

'     ■  might  have  leave  to  go  into  Ireland,  to  return  again  between 

this  and  AUhallowtide,  the  rather  because  none  other  of  the 

noblemen's  sons  are  yet  sent  out  of  Ireland,  notwithstanding 

His  Majesty's  express  commandment. 

P.  1.    Endd. 
[1616.]       313.        Proclamation    for   publishing   the    Book    "God  and 

S.P.,  Ireland,  THE   KiNG." 

A  proclamation  by  the  King  for  the  universal  publishing 
and  teaching  within  the  realm  of  Ireland  of  a  certain  book 
compiled  by  authority  entitled  "  God  and  the  King." 

As  the  oath  of  allegiance  devised  by  our  Parliament  and 
defended  by  the  royal  pen,  has  been  impugned.  His  Majesty 
has  thought  good  that  there  should  be  compiled  a  brief  and 
perspicuous  book  or  treatise  intitled  "  God  and  the  King," 
and  he  demands  that  the  said  book  shall  be  universally 
received,  dispersed,  and  taught  within  the  realm  of  Ireland, 
and  requires  and  commands  all  parents  and  masters  of  families 
and  every  teacher  or  teachers,  as  well  men  as  women,  private 
or  public,  teaching,  either  in  the  English  or  Latin  tongues, 
within  the  realm  of  Ireland,  to  take  special  care  that  all  their 
youth  and  scholars  generally  and  respectively  may  forthwith 
receive  and  be  taught  the  said  book  either  in  English  or  Latin. 
And  he  further  requires  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  for  the 
time  being,  and  all  other  authorities,  in  their  several  jurisdic- 
tions, to  take  order  that  the  said  books  be  read,  taught,  and 


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exercised  of  aE  youth  whatsoever  under  the  age  of  21  years. 
Further  requires  the  patentees  and  their  deputies  to  provide 
and  have  in  readiness  in  Dublin  such  sufficient  number  of  the 
said  books  in  English  and  Latin  as  may  serve  to  furnish  the 
said  realm  from  time  to  time  ;  and  that  they  do  not  presume 
to  take  above  the  rate  of  6cl.  the  book. — Ex.  per  H.  Yel- 
verton. 

Followed  by  a  petition,  signed  H.  Yelverton,  for  the  publi- 
cation of  this  proclamation  in  the  kingdom  of  Ireland,  "  where 
there  is  great  need  of  teaching  and  training  up  of  youth  in 
their  duty  and  allegiance  to  His  Majesty." 

1  sheet,  vellum.     Endd. :  "  A  Proclamation,  &c." 

[1616  ?]      314.        Sir  Molrony  O'Cabroll  to  [  ]. 

T^  '2^34'^?^'  Requests  a  speedy  reference  into  Ireland,  and  favourable 

letters.     Offers   to  become  his  tenant,  whatever  recovery  he 
[the  writer]  may  have  against  the  Earl  of  Ormond. 
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1617. 

Jan.  3.       315.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  H.  M.  Counsel. 

DuWin,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Edward  Bishop  of 

Toi.  62,  p.  299.  Elphin  and  his  successors  of  a  weekly  market  to  be  held  on 

Monday  in  Elphin,  and  two  fairs  yearly  on  St.  George  and 

St.  Andrew,  upon  suit  of  the  said  bishop  for  the  same,  reserving 

a  rent  of 

P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

Jan.  5.       316.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte'l'a^ers  Warrant  to  insert  a  clause  in  a  fiant  for  the  creation  of  a 

Tol.  62,  p.  292.  manor  of  the  lands  of  Christopher  Delahoyde,  in  co.  Sligo,  to 

be  called  the  manor  of  Tullaghuaglogge,  in  the  barony  of 
Leyney,  with  a  court  leet  and  court  baron,  and  of  all  his  lands 
in  CO.  Roscommon,  into  a  manor  to  be  called  the  manor  of 
Tulske,  in  the  barony  of  Roscommon,  together  with  a  court 
leet  and  court  baron,  a  weekly  market  on  Saturday,  and  a 
yearly  fair  on  the  feast  of  the  Assumption  of  the  Virgin  Mary, 
for  two  days,  reserving  to  His  Majesty  the  yearly  rent  of 
P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 


Tol.  62,  p.  293. 


Jan.  11.      317.        Petition  of  Charles  O'Connor. 

vor62^n^f93  Petition  to   the   Lord   Deputy  from  Charles  O'Connor  to 

insert  in  the  general  fiant  a  clause  for  the  saving  of  all  chief 
rents  as  are  due  unto  him  from  the  freeholders  and  inhabitants 
in  the  barony  of  Roscommon  ;  with  an  order  from  the  Lord 
Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General,  requiring  him  to  insert  the 
said  clause. 
P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.     Add.    Endd, 


vol.  234,  I. 


Jan.  11.      318.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  R,  Winwood. 

^"^i"  aqi^^*^'  Yesterday    word  was    brought    to    him   of    the   killing 

of  Revelyn  M'Conor  O'Neale,  the  ringleader  of  the  wood 
kerne  that  infested  the  plantation  in  the  counties  of  Tyrone 
and  Londonderry.  His  confederates  were  well  worn  away 
before  by  a  continual  persecution  which  has  consumed  of  them 
in  all  the  parts  of  Ulster  this  winter  above  40,  either  slain  or 
executed  by  marshal  law,  so  that  he  hopes  those  parts  will  be 
in  more  quiet.  This  Revelyn  was  slain  by  certain  of  the  Irishry 
employed  by  Sir  Francis  Cooke.  Mentions  this  to  the  end  that 
his  industry  and  care  of  His  Majesty's  service  may  be  had  in 
remembrance  for  his  good,  being  a  young  gentleman  that  is 


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like   to   do  His   Majesty  greater  service   hereafter. — Dublin, 
11  January  1617. 

P.  1.    Signed.     Add  :  "  To  the  Right  Hon.  Sir  Raphe  Wyn- 
wood,  Knt.,  principal  secretary  to  His  Majesty."     Endd. 

Jan.  15.      319.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davis. 
Dublin  Castle,  Warrant   to   prepare  a  fiant   offthe  office  of  Register  or 

vol.  62,  p.  303.  Clarke  of  the  Facultyes  in  Ireland  to  Robert  Kenedy,  as  held 

by  Nicholas  Carmicke. 

P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Endd. 


Jan.  23.      320.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Dublin,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant   containing  a  grant  to  Lady 

vol.  62,  p.  298.  Mary  Shane  of  the  castle,  towne,  and  lands  of  Bushopps- 

towne,  in  the  co.  of  Westmeath,  for  the  term  of  14  years,  by 
reason  of  a  fugam  fecit  found  and  returned  against  Bryan 
M'Goghegen,  gent.,  the  late  possessor,  the  said  14  years  being 
the  residue  of  the  lease  granted  to  him,  and  also  to  insert  a 
pardon  of  all  profits,  &c.  of  the  said  premises,  leaving  a  blank 
for  a  fine  and  rent  to  the  King,  and  a  yearly  rent  to  the  Bishop 
of  Meath. 
P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.     Add.    Endd. 

Jan.  27.      321.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Dublin  Castle,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of    letters  patents   to   create 

vol?  62,  p!^3oi'.  Montjoye  Blount  Lord  Montjoye  Baron  of  Montjoye,  in  co. 

Tyrone,  with  a  place,  a  voice  in  Parliament  here,  and  all  other 
privileges  incident  to  the  degree  of  a  baron  of  this  realm,  and 
to  his  lawful  heires  males,  according  to  His  Majesty's  letters 
of  2nd  January  1617. 
Pp.  2.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

Feb.  4.       322.        Project  for  Clothing  and  Drapery  in  Ireland. 

^"^  '234^2'"^'  ^^'^   T^h.0.  Wilson's  project  for  setting  up  of   clothing  and 

'  '  new  drapery  in  the  kingdom  of  Ireland.     Details  when  and 

how  it  began,  how  far  it  proceeded,  whereupon  it  stopped,  and 

what  is  to  be  done  for  the  renewing  and  establishing  thereof. 

— 4  February  1617. 

Begs  that  this  discourse  may  be  returned,  having  no  other 
copy,  and  what  good  is  to  be  done  upon  the  project.  "  If  you 
please  you  shall  be  a  partner,  and  it  will  be  a  pleasing  thing 
to  His  Majesty,  if  you  wiU  make  any  mention  of  this  business 
when  you  have  occasion  to  speak  with  him." 

Pp.  7.     Signed.     Endd. :  A  discourse,  &c.  for  the  Lords. 

Feb.  10.      323.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
C   te'^r'"'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  containing  a  grant  to  Theobald 

vol.  62,  p.  289.  Burgh   of    the   title   of    Lord   Burgh   Baron  of  Brittas,  co. 

Limerick,  in  consideration  of  his  conformity  to  the  established 
rehgion  and  his  faithfuU  services  during  the  troubles. 
Pp.  2.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Add.    Endd. 

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Feb.  10. 

Dublin, 
Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  p.  287. 


324.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Edward  Hatton 
of  a  market  every  Saturday,  and  two  fairs  on  Whit  Tuesday 
and  St.  Matthew's  day,  to  be  kept  iii  the  manor  of  Clonkarne, 
CO.  Farmannaghe. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


Feb.  12. 

Dublin, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  288. 


325.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Thomas  Hibbotts 
of  the   office  of  Chancellor  of  the  Court  of   Exchequer  in 
Ireland,  upon  the  surrender  of  the  same  by  Henry  Holcrofte. 
Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


Feb.  16. 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  pp.  248-51 


326 


Feb.  19  &  25. 

Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  pp.  24,5,  6. 


Letter  from  the  Lord  President  and  Council  of 
MuNSTER  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John. 

Concerning  [a  sitting  and  gaol  delivery  together  with  a 
quarter  sessions  held  at  Cork  Jan.  10-22,  find  great  abuse  in 
the  sheriifs'  bayliffs  in  serving  of  the  capias  against  recus- 
ants, especially  John  Brenagh,  whom  they  ordered  to  be  nayled 
on  the  pillory  and  imprisoned  ;  they  also  find  abuse  in  the 
ministers  in  making  their  presentments  of  recusants,  especially 
one  Owens  from  the  town  of  Kinsale,  whose  case  they  have 
referred  to  the  bishop  of  jhis  diocese.  They  have  required  the 
bishops  to  give  a  schedule  of  all  the  ministers  and  parishes 
within  their  dioceses,  of  all  the  leading  recusants,  as  well 
English  as  Irish,  and  suggest  that  in  the  cities  and  corporate 
towns  the  clerk  of  the  Crown  for  the  county  be  commanded 
to  keep  the  capias  and  returns  until  the  capias  pluries  be 
returned,  and  then  to  transmit  them  to  the  King's  Bench. 
They  have  enquired  into  the  want  of  sheriffs  in  Cork,  and 
reject  those  afterwards  selected  for  office,  and  order  the  mayor 
to  empanell  a  jury  to  enquire  into  the  navigation  of  the  river 
of  Cork.  They  also  enquire  into  the  state  of  Waterford,  and 
find  no  mayor,  and  only  one  sheriff,  and  explain  the  reason, 
and  enclose  the  byelaws  of  the  city.  They  issue  a  proclama- 
tion for  the  suppressing  of  superstitious  customs,  and  a  com- 
mission to  divers  justices  of  the  peace  for  the  suppression  of 
ale-houses,  &c,  along  the  western  coast  of  the  province  where 
pirates  might  obtain  provisions,  and  prohibit  any  one  from 
relieving  them.  They  return  a  commission  received  for  the 
tryall  of  pirates,  and  suggest  an  alteration  in  it,  with  instruc- 
tions to  the  bearer  to  give  their  further  opinion. 

Pp.  7.     Signed  at  end.     Endd. 


327.        Scandal  against  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury. 

The  examination  of  John  Welshe  before  the  Bishop  of 
Kilmore,  in  which  he  reports  that  Richard  Dillon,  of  Proud- 
stowne,  in  the  parish  of  Trim,  did  say  that  the  Archbishop 
of  Canterbury  was  committed  in  England  for  two  articles  of 


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treason  in  the  hearing  of  Oliver  Welsh  and  himself;  also  a 
report  of  the  re-examination  of   John   Welsh   on  the  25th 
February  before  the  Lord  Deputy  and  others,  and  the  deposi- 
tion upon  oath  of  Oliver  Welsh,  25th  February. 
Pp.  3.     Signed  at  end.    Endd. 

Feb.  20.      328.        Thomas   Bishop  of   Kilmore  to  the   Archbishop  of 

Kilmore,  DUBLIN. 

Carte  Papers, 

Tol.  62,  p.  244.  Letter  saying  he  has  sent  lo  him  John  Welshe,  who  hath 

made  a  strange  report  concerning  the  Archbishop  of  Canter- 
bury. Mentions  his  care  to  stay  the  further  spreading  of  it. 
Also  that  Alexander  Welsh,  brother  of  the  above,  has  under- 
taken to  present  him,  having  given  bonds  to  the  amount  of 
four  score  pounds  to  do  so,  and  asks  for  his  immediate  return. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  end.     Endd. 

Feb.  20.      329.        The    King's    Warrant    for    a    Grant    to    Sir    Pat. 

Westminster,  MAULE. 

Carte  Papers, 
_Tol.  62,  p.  237.  On  request  made  in  behalf  of  the  freeholders  of  the  Byrnes' 

country,  co.  Wicklow,  the  surrenders  of  their  lands  have  been 
accepted  and  grants  made  in  fee-farm  (notwithstanding  the 
royal  title  to  many  parcels  of  the  land).  As  the  inhabitants 
"  pleasinge  themselves  with  their  barbarous  customs  of  tanestry 
and  gavelkind,"  and  their  petty  cavells,  impede  the  reducing 
of  that  country  to  that  civility  which  other  parts  of  that 
kingdom  have  embraced,  "  Wee  have  thought  good  to  quicken 
them  to  passe  their  lands  by  demanding  our  right  to  their 
intrusions,  concealed  wardships,  fines  for  alienations  without 
licence,  meane  proffitts,  releefs,  somms  of  money  for  respite  of 
homage."  Sir  Patrick  Maule  having  offered  "  to  discover 
divers  things  of  that  nature  in  Byrne's  country,  and  in  Clan- 
cap  in  the  O'Toole's  country,"  and  to  make  the  title  of  them 
good  to  us,  "  three  parts  of  fowre  all  the  benefit  that  shall  be 
made  thereof"  is  bestowed  on  him. 

Orders  a  grant  of  this  to  be  made  out  to  Sir  P.  Maule. 
and  warrant  to  be  given  to  the  Lord  Chancellor  to  issue  com- 
missions to  enquire  of  the  premisses  in  the  said  territories,  and 
to  command  the  barons  of  the  Exchequer  to  enquire  thereof 
at  the  Exchequer  bar.  His  Majesty's  counsel  and  all  other 
officers  and  ministers  are  to  assist  Sir  P.  Maule ;  and  before 
any  letters  patents  be  passed  of  any  lands  in  the  said  terri- 
tories, the  composition  shall  be  first  made  by  the  possessors 
for  their  intrusions,  &c.,  after  which  the  discharges  may  be 
given  to  the  inhabitants. 

Pf.  2.     Copy.     Endd. 


& 


Feb.  24.      330.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Dublin,  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  pardon  unto  Art  O'KiefTe, 

vol.  62,  p.  286.  of  Dyshert,  co.  Cork,  and  five  others  under-named. 

P.  1,     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


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Feb.  27.      331.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Dublin,  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a^grant  unto  Ensign  Thos. 

vol.  62,  pf  285.  Webb  of  a  pension  of  4s.  Irish  per  diem,  being  the  pension  of 

Capt.  Kich.  Owen,  deceased. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

Feb.  27.      332.        Report  on  the  Wool  Trade  in  Ireland. 
^^i^234°3'  Report  of  Sir  James  Ley    and  Mr.  Hadsor  touching  the 

'  '  wools  of  Ireland,  and  the  erection  and  government  of  staple 

towns. — 27  February  1617. 

According  to  their  reference  of  the  18th  of  this  instant 
February,  have  considered  of  the  certificate  of  the  Lord  Chi- 
chester, the  now  Lord  Deputy,  and  others  upon  a  reference 
made  to  them  the  27th  of  January  last. 

And  first  touching  the  appointment  of  cities  and  towns  of 
the  staple  in  England  and  Ireland,  they  are  of  opinion  that 
such  of  them  as  are  not  warranted  by  the  ancient  statutes 
may  be  enabled  by  letters  patent.  Conceive  it  Ukewise  fit 
that  the  charters  for  government  of  the  staple  in  Ireland,  be 
the  same  as  they  were  in  England  in.  anno  11  of  King  Henry 
VII.  with  such  cautions  and  provisions  as  are  added  by  His 
Majesty's  Attorney-General. 

Also  think  it  fit  that  such  ancient  and  new  staple  towns  as 
are  appointed  in  Ireland  shall  by  mediation  of  the  Lord  Deputy 
and  Council  be  induced  to  relinquish  all  such  customs  and  for- 
feitures as  are  given  to  them  by  the  statute  of  11  Eliz.  cap.  10, 
and  the  statute  of  13  Eliz.  cap.  4. 

We  think  it  also  convenient  that  the  like  provisions  and 
instructions  be  had  for  the  exportation  of  flocks  as  is  of 
wools. 

And  as  touching  transporting  of  wools  out  of  Ireland  into 
England  in  great  quantities,  leave  the  consideration  both  of 
the  cause  itself,  and  of  the  sequel  and  event  thereof,  unto  their 
Lordships'  wisdom. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Endd. 

March  1.     333.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Dublin,  Warrant  to  insert  a  clause  in  a  generaU  fiant  for  the  crea- 

vol.  62,  p.  231.  tion  of  the  lands  of  Henry  Bourk,  of  Cloghne  Killebeg,  into 

one  entire  manor,  to  be  called  the  manor  of  Cloghne  Killebeg, 
in  the  barony  of  Bellamoe,  with  a  court  baron  there,  and  a 
weekly  market  every  Monday,  and  one  fair  yearly  on  the 
22nd  of  July,  if  not  Saturday  or  Simday,  and  then  to  begin  on 
the  Monday  following  for  two  days  after,  reserving  for  the 
same  the  sum  of  xxs.  Irish. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

March  1.    334.        Petition    of   Sir    Richd.    Masterson   to   the   Lord 

Carte  Papers,  DEPUTY. 

'^° '  ^^'  ^'      '  Prays  that  order  may  be  given  to  Mr.  Attorney  to  leave 

certain  parcels  of  land  out  of  his  surrender,  notwithstanding 


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they  are  inserted  among  the  lands  given  him  in  exchange  on 
the  plantations.  The  said  parcells  are  Farren  Cavanagh, 
Ballisgullon,  of  the  demesnes  of  Femes,  and  Ballikeig  and 
Ballenekillebey  of  the  demesnes  of  Baronscourt. 

With  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy  for  the  exception  of  the 
lands  mentioned,  being  ancient  Crown  lands. 

March  2.     335.        Petition  of  Sie  Rich.  Masteeson  to  the  Loed  De- 

Carte  Papers,  PUTY. 

'   '      '  Prays  him  to  order  Mr.  Attorney  to  leave  out  of  the  sm-- 

render  of  the  lands  gotten  upon  the  plantation  the  Clones  in 
the  Murroughes,  co.  Wexford. 

With  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy  in  accordance  with  the 
prayer  of  the  petitioner. 

P.  1.     Orig. 

March  3.     336.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Dublin  Castle,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  King's  pardon 

vol.  62,  p.  217*.  to  28  persons  ;  treason,  coining,  and  murder  to  be  excepted. 

Art.  Moyle,  M'Art  Oge,  M'Mahone,  &c. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


March  4.     337.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Dublin,  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Roger  Davys  and 

vol.  62,  pf  284.  Robert  Branthwaite  of  the  office  of  Constable  of  Dublin  Castle 

with  the  yearly  fee  of  26L  13s.  4d  Irish,  upon  the  surrender 
of  the  same  by  Roger  Davys. 

P.  1.      Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

March  6.     338.         The  Loed  Deputy  (Sir  0.  St.  John)  to  the  Attorney- 

Carte  Papers,  GENERAL. 

'  Warrant  to   prepare  a  fiant  of   a   grant   of  the  office  of 

Treasurer's  Remembrancer  and  Second  Remembrancer  of  the 
Exchequer  to  Thomas  Carewe,  upon  surrender  of  the  same  by 
Robert  and  William  Bysse  ;  with  such  fees  and  profit  as  have 
been  received  by  J  ohn  Danett,  John  Quatermus,  John  Symcote, 
John  Dongan,  and  others. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

March  6.     339.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  H.M.  Attorney-General. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Thomas  Rand  of 

'   "      '  the  office  of  Comptroller  of  H.M.  Customs  in   the  port  of 

Drogheda,  with  the  yearly  fee  of  201.,  on  surrender  of  the  same 
by  John  Challoner. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 


vol.  62,  p.  241. 


March  8.     340.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Tor6^2^D^24i  Warrant   to   prepare   a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of 

Almoner  of  Ireland  imto  the  Lord  Primate  of  Armagh,  toge- 
ther with  a  grant  of  all  deodands  and  of  all  goods  of  flfeUonea 
de  se,  with  I2d.  in  the  pound  of  all  fines  imposed,  and  also 


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the  fines  of  recusants,  to  be  distributed  as  the  statute  ex- 
presses, with  a  grant  to  the  said  Ahnoner  of  a  fee  of  1001.  per 
annum. 

Pp.  2.    Signed  at  head  and  end.    Endd. 

March  10.    341.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  in  reversion  to  Eobt. 

'  ^'      ■  Gall  of  the  offices  of  Clerk  of  the  Crown  and  Peace  in  the 

counties  lying  in  the  English  pale  and  province  of  Leinster, 
except  the  co.  of  Wexford. 

Pp.  2.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

March  13.    342.        Sa.  Smith  and   Geo.  Eichards  to  the  Lord  Deputy 

Carte  Papers,  St.    JoHK. 

'   ■   '  '  Tho.  Gould  having  agreed  with  the  undersigned,  agents  for 

James  Lord  Haye  and  Sir  Henry  Yelverton,  Knt.,  for  a  wine 
license  in  Cork  and  an  aqua  vitse  license  in  [Cargydrahie, 
and  all  other  towns  and  villages  in]  the  barony  of  Muskree 
[except  Killcrea],  for  the  lives  of  his  son  and  daughter ;  and 
Henry  Wright  and  John  Finch  having  made  similar  agree- 
ments, the  agents  pray  his  Lordship  to  have  the  licenses 
passed  under  the  Great  Seal,  with  a  certain  proviso  in  case  of 
the  nonpayment  of  the  yearly  fines  and  rents. 
Pp.  2.     Orig.     Endd. 

March  13.    343.         Grant  to  John  Meldeum. 

^"t^T-N^^AR  Grant  to  John  Meldrum  of  three  proportions  of  land  called 

■   '     ■     "  Aghalagha,   Dristernan,   and  Dirryanny,   in  the    county   of 

Fermanagh.     The  two  first  were  granted  to  James  Trayll  and 

Thomas  Monypenny,  the  third  was  intended  for  George  Smel- 

house. 

Sign  manual. 

March  14.    344.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  licenses  for  selling 

'  ^'      '  and  retailing  wines  and  making  and  selling  aqua  vitse  to  Tho. 

Gould,  of  Cork,  Henry  Wright,  of  Carriglasse,  co.  Cork,  and 
John  Finch,  of  Dublin. 
P.  1.    Signed  at  head. 

March  14.    345.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  create  into  a  manor  all  the  lands  of  Walter 

'  ^'      '  FitzStevons,  gent.,  of  Corran,  in  co.  Mayo,  to  be  called  the 

manor  of  Corran,  it  being  formerly  a  manor,  but  afterwards 
discontinued. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Add:     Endd. 


March  17.    346.        Pension  to  Lady  Margaret  O'Neale. 
^Grant  Book^,  Q^a^t  for  life  of  a  pension  of  1001.  per  annum  to  the  Lady 

'     ■  Margaret  O'Neale,  wife  to  Sir  Con  Mac  O'Neale  (Qy.  Corinac 

O'Neale.    See  1621-2,  March  3). 
Sign  manual. 


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March  18. 
Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  p.  221. 


March  26. 
Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  p.  243. 


347.  The  LoED  Deputy  to  Sik  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of  Pro- 
vost-marshal of  the  several  counties  of  Ulster  to  Sir  Moses 
Hill,  Knt. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.  .  Endd. 

348.  Teacks^  in  the  County  of  Down. 

The  opinion  of  the  justices  of  the  peace  and  gentlemen  of 
the  county  of  Down  for  the  use,  prosecution,  and  levy- 
ing of  tracks. 
Approve  of  the  Act  of  State  for  this  purpose,  and  as  the 
county  now  stands,  being  so  subject  to  stealths. 

1.  The  manner  of  undertaking  the  tracks  : 

They  subscribe  to  the  'ould  Act,^  viz.,  that  the  track  shall 
be  undertaken  within  24  hours  after  the  goods  have  been 
stolen,  and  not  continue  the  prosecution  above  four  or  five  days, 
and  that  the  track  shall  remain  upon  a  place  where  the  track 
was  left  12  hours,  that  the  inhabitants  of  that  place  may  have 
time  to  put  the  track  forward. 

And  they  think  that  if  the  track  be  brought  to  any  place 
late  in  'the  evening,  that  the  trackers  shall  remain  upon  the 
track  six  hours  the  next  day  after  it  be  daylight,  notwithstand- 
ing they  have  required  the  inhabitants  to  put  off  the  track 
^  over  night,  and  that  also,  if  any  known  trackers  be  upon  the 
track,  the  same  tracker  upon  the  reasonable  hire  of  the  several 
towns,  shall  follow  the  track  unto  the  end. 

2.  For  the  manner  of  levying  of  the  track.  They  are  of 
opinion  that  if  the  same  should  be  laid  upon  the  barony  and 
the  parishes,  some.  Of  them  being  spacious,  there  would  light 
a  burthen  upon  some  whose  service  had  not  been  required  to 
put  off  the  track,  nor  could  within  those  hours  be  informed 
of  any  such  track,  and  withal  would  be  the  means  to  slack  the 
quick  and  [ready  preservation  [prosecution]  of  tracks- for  the 
burden  being  generally  laid,  those  upon  whose  lands  the  tracks 
were  left,  bearing  but  equal  share,  would  be  the  more  careless 
to  put  the  same  from  their  lands,  who  haply  might  be  the 
thieves,  and  enrich  themselves  upon  the  baronies,  if  that  the 
barony  should  bear  the  track  in  general,  these  thieves  may 
make  a  practice,  and  therefore  they  hold  it  very  reasonable, 
that  the  track  should  be  answered  and  satisfied  the  full  and 
true  value  of  the  goods  lost  out  of  that  townland  where  the 
track  should  be  left,  as  is  before  set  down. 

But  in  regard  that  a  late  proclamation  and  instructionu 
came  from  the  Lord  Deputy  for  composing  scattered  houses 
into  town  reeds,  and  to  be  so  planted,  if  convenience  will 
afford,  that  two  or  three  towns  may  build  together  upon  the 


1  "  Where  the  track  faileth,  there  the  goods  stolen  to  be  satisfied." 
6th  of  Edward  VI.  Table  of  the  Red  Council  Book.  24th  Hen.  VIII  to  6th 
Edward  VI.     MSS.  Trin.  Coll.,  Dub.,     F.  3.,  17. 

2  Within  12  hours  or  before  12  o'clock  in  the  forenoon,  to  the  next  day  after 
the  goods  stolen,  if  they  be  taken  in  the  night. 


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meares  and  meeting  of  their  several  town  reeds,  which  being 
established,  they  think  it  fit,  that  if  a  track  be  brought  to  any 
part  of  those  lands  belonging  to  that  town  reed,  that  the 
whole  town  reed  should  bear  their  share  alike,  which  wiU  be 
a  cause  of  society  betwixt  them  to  help  one  another,  and  wiU 
induce  them  to  be  the  more  wiLling  to  draw  themselves  to- 
gether into  town  reeds. 

Lastly,  they  hold  likewise  that  where  a  track  shall  be 
foiled  by  the  cattle  of  any  town  negligently  that  then  the 
whole  ^town  be  charged  with  that  track,  but  if  foiled  wilfuUy 
by  the  means  of  any  particular  man,  that  the  party  so  foiling 
the  track  shall  answer  the  track  if  he  be  of  ability,  if  not, 
the  town  to  answer  the  track, 'and  the  party  to  be  well  punished. 

Endd.:  "Tracks." 

March  27.    349.         Papers  relating  to  Florence  M'Carthy. 
vM''93l''s'f^'  Abstract  of  thiags  found  in  the  office  of  His  Majesty's  papers 

for  business  of  state,  concerning  the  actions  and  proceedings  of 
Florence  M'Carte. 

First,!it  appears  by  the  16th  book  of  the  business  of  Ireland, 
anno  1594,  fol.  99,  under  Sir  William  Fitzwilliam's  hand, 
being  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland,  Sir  Tho.  Norreys,  upon  the  con- 
fession of  one  David  Buttevant,  that  the  said  Florence  M'Carte 
had  near  correspondency  with  Sir  William  Stanley,  and  one 
Jaques  who  sent  over  hither  Patrick  Cullin  to  kill  the  Queen 
and  was  executed  for  the  same,  and  was  the  only  servant  of 
the  said  Florence ;  it  also  appears  thereby  that  the  said  Florence 
and  Jaques  were  sworn  brothers. 

By  a  letter  vrritten  from  Sir  Nich.  Browne  the  4th  Decem- 
ber 1594,  it  is  thus  written:  "  I  know  him  to  be  suspicious 
and  subtle,  a  great  briber  to  his  power,  friended  by  some 
great  men  of  Ireland,  who  have  procured  him  favourable 
countenance  with  some  of  great  calling  in  England,  an  impor- 
tunate suitor,  and  indeed  the  only  dangerous  man  in  Munster, 
having  been  brought  up  with  and  in  league  with  James  Fitz- 
morrice,  Dr.  Saunders,  Sir  Wm.  Stanley,  and  Jaques." 

By  a  letter  of  Sir  Geffery  Fenton's,  anno  1595,  he  sets  him 
out  to  be  the  fittest  head  of  a  faction  when  time  should  serve 
for  it,  and  that  being  always  Spanish,  he  sold  all  his  patri- 
mony to  purchase  the  old  head  of  Kinsale  so  greatly  desired 
of  the  Spaniards  for  a  landing  place,  and  in  divers  other  letters 
from  SirGefiery  Fentonin  1596  there  are  very  earnest  advices 
given  to  lay  hold  of  him,  and  to  keep  him  in  safeguard  for 
being  so  dangerous  a  man  and  so  wholly  Spanish. 

There  are   divers   letters  directed  unto  him,  whereof  the 
originals  (as  it  seems)  remain  with  my  Lord  Carew,  for  the ' 
copies  are  here  found  under  my  Lord  Carew's  hand,  directed 
to  Florence  M'Carte  from  the  Earl  of  Tyrone  and  O'Donel  and 
divers  other  rebels,  the  tenure  whereof  are  these  as  follows  : 

"  Our  commendations  unto  you  M'Cartie  Moore  I  send  unto 
you  according  to  our  trust  of  you  that  you  will  do  a  stout 


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and  hopeful  thing  against  the  pajan  bears,  and  thereupon  our 
army  is  to  go  into  Munster,  and  with  the  will  of  God  we 
consent  unto  you  not  to  believe  any  word  from  us  for  ever 
before  we  wi-ite  again  to  you,  that  you  shall  see  trouble 
enough  upon  Englishmen  in  England  itself,  so  as  there  shall 
be  easiness  of  suffering  their  wars  at  May  next,  in  respect  of 
that  it  is  now,  and  since  this  course  of  Munster  under  God 
was  left  to  yourself,  let  no  weakness  or  imbecility  be  left  in 
you,  and  the  time  of  help  is  near  you  and  all  the  rest. — From 
Dongannon,  6  February  1601,  O'Neil." 

lUmo  Sennor,  Dios  nro  S"^  es  muy  buen  testigo  como  despues 
que  liege  a  Irlanda  y  touve  noticia  de  la  persona  valor  y 
prendes  de  y  sa  he  deseado  en  extremo  vetine  con  v.  sa.  y 
comunicar  y  trata  Ian  principal  ■  y  importance  persona  no 
ha  sido  permitido  por  el  peligro  del  camino  y  assi  aora  parte 
a  Espanna  con  mucho  senetimiento  de  no  haber  dado  una 
justa  e  estaspler  espero  consuma  brevidad  dar  la  buelta. 

It  appears  by  a  letter  written  from  his  agent  M'Donagh, 
addressed  to  the  King  of  Spain  by  his  direction,  that  he  made 
proffer  of  his  service  to  the  said  King.  The  letter  is  dated  in 
January  1609. 

Signed :  Tho.  Shelton. 
Testified  by  my  Lord  Carew. 

It  appears  by  other  papers  that  are  collections  of  his  actions 
and  intentions  that  he  was  combined  with  Desmond  in  his 
rebellion,  and  had  prepared  forces  to  have  served  with  that 
party  in  that  action.  That  immediately  before  the  Spanish 
pretended  invasion  he  departed  into  Ireland,  married  the 
daughter  of  the  Earl  of  Clincart,  and  by  that  means  got 
from  that  Earl  and  from  Sir  Owen  M'Carte  some  places  of 
the  greatest  strength  in  Munster,  and  most  bending  upon 
Spain. 

That  there  passed  couriers  betwixt  him  and  Jaques  that 
notable  traitor,  and  that  Patrick  Cullin,  who  should  have 
kiUed  Queen  Ehzabeth,  went  betwixt  them. 

That  he  pretends  to  come  lineally  from  the  Kings  of 
Munster,  who  were  expelled  upon  the  conquest  of  Ireland, 
and  to  be  both  M'Carte  More  and  M'Carte  Reo,  and  so  to 
have  command  upon  aU  the  lordships  that  lie  one  upon 
another  above  three  score  miles  together  westward  next 
toward  Spain. 

{In  margin).  This  that  follows  is  since  His  Majesty's 
coming  to  this  Crown. 

It  appears  by  a  long  relation  made  by  one  Teag  Hurley, 
a  servant  to  Florence  M'Carte,  that  when  he  would  have 
gone  into  Ireland,  he  intreated  him  to  stay,  and  promised  he 
would  employ  him  into  Spain  in  the  third  year  of  His 
Majesty's  reign. 

That  at  the  same  time,  he,  being  in  the  Marshalsea,  a 
seminary  priest  coming  out  of  Spain  had  continual  recourse 
to  him  in  the  habit  of  a  poor  Frenchman,  and  had  secret  con- 


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ference  with  him  from  morning  to  night  a  long  time  together, 
and  sent  the  said  priest  unto  Spain  for  money,  and  another 
of  his  servants  to  Brussels.  The  said  Teag  heard  him  design 
how  he  -would  escape  (upon  the  receipt  of  the  money  which 
he  hoped  for)  out  at  a  window  in  an  upper  chamber  in  the 
Marshalsea. 

That  upon  his  sending  to  Brussels  there  came  over  to  him 
one  Francisco,  brother  to  the  traitor  Jaques,  to  help  Florence 
to  money,  and  upon  some  other  treacherous  intentions  which 
were  known  only  to  Florence  and  his  men  as  Teag  Hurley 
saith,  and  which  the  said  Francisco  was  so  afraid  to  have 
discovered,  that  meeting  with  Captain  Newce,  who  knew  him, 
invited  him  to  a  banquet  and  poisoned  him,  for  the  which  he 
was  committed  to  the  Tower.  That  Jaques  being  prisoner  in 
the  Tower,  he  did  write  letters  in  cyphers  to  Jaques,  and 
sent  them  by  this  Teagh,  whereof  he  knew  not  the  con- 
tents. 

That  about  a  year  and  a  half  since  he  employed  one  man 
into  Spain,  and  another  into  the  Low  Countries. 

This  information,  upon  the  oath  and  under  the  hand  of 
Teagh  Hurley,  was  set  down  the  27th  March  1617. 

Pj>.  4.  Endd. :  "1594.  An  abstract  of  Florence  McCar- 
tye's  treasons  and  intrusions  from  1594  tni  1617." 

A  blank  leaf  intervenes  between  the  above  and  the  leaf  con- 
taining the  endorsement,  upon  which  is  written  :  ''  Anno  che 
re  possa  haver  speranze  per  incaminare  mei  modesti  desi- 
derij." 

March  28.    350.        A  -  relation    of   divers    Criminal    Articles    against 
S.P.,  Ireland,  FLORENCE  M'Carty,  alleged  by  Tieg  Hurly,  of  the 

Toi.  234, 4.  county  of  Carbry  (sometime  the  said  Florence's  ser- 

vant), and  confirmed  by  his  oath  on  the  28th  of  March 
1617. 
The  said  Tiege  affirms  that  about  27  years  past  he,  being  a 
native  of  Carbry  by  the  father's  side  and  his  mother  of 
Barrye's  country,  and  entreated  by  the  said  Florence  M'Carty 
to  his  service,  went  with  him  as  his  foot  boy  into  England, 
and  stayed  with  him  no  longer  than  one  quarter  of  a  year. 
From  thence  went  to  travel  into  Spain  and  Germany,  and  so 
from  one  kingdom  to  another  for  the  space  of  16  years,  and 
then  arrived  back  in  England,  being  in  the  service  of  one  Sir 
Tho.  Beadle,  whom  he  followed  in  France  and  in  Italy  for 
two  years,  and  coming  into  London  he  found  Flor.  M'Carty 
in  the  Marshalsea,  whom  he  often  visited  whensoever  he  came 
into  the  city,  being  his  old  master.  The  said  Florence,  upon 
his  visiting  of  him,  would  be  very  inquisitive  of  the  state, 
strength,  and  wealth,  of  the  Spaniards,  and  how  he  heard 
them  converse  and  talk  of  him  or  of  his  imprisonment,  or,  if 
he  could  attain  his  liberty  in  being  in  Spain,  whether  the 
King  of  Spain  or  the  Spaniards  would  make  much  of  him  or 
be  glad  of  his  enlargement. 


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The  said  Teig,  seeing  his  own  time  spent  but  in  travel  and 
that  to  be  no  means  for  his  future  good,  and  likewise  conceit- 
ing that  the  old  proverb  might  be  verified  in  him,  viz.,  a 
young  servingman,  an  old  beggar,  resolved  to  repair  into  his 
own  native  country,  with  which  intent,  coming  to  take  his 
leave  of  his  restrained  master  Florence,  the  said  Florence 
entreated  his  stay  with  a  great  deal  of  earnestness,  telling 
him  that  in  his  service  he  should  not  want  means  which  he 
himself  daily  expected,  and  that  he  would  employ  him  into 
Spain,  being  the  third  year  of  His  Majesty's  reign  of  England. 
To  which  promise  the  said  Tieg  gave  credit  and  stayed  well 
near  a  twelvemonth,  expecting  both  means  and  employment 
from  him ;  but  in  the  meantime  the  said  Florence  did  change 
his  resolution  in  employing  the  said  Teige  as  aforesaid  into 
Spain, 

About  a  quarter  of  a  year  before  the  said  Teige's  coming 
into  Florence's  service,  one  Rickard  O'Connell,  a  seminary 
priest,  by  birth  of  Ivrahagh  in  Desmonde  (his  ancestors  being 
constables  of  Balliearbry,  the  principal  seat  of  M'Carty  More), 
came  out  of  Spain  into  France  and  from  thence  into  England, 
where  he,  disguised  like  a  Frenchman,  did  lodge  with 
Florence's  men,  Cornelius,  alias  Cnoghor  O'Rorke,  and  Der- 
mond  M'Finn  O'Hangelin,  in  the  house  over  against  the  Mar- 
shalsea  door,  being  the  sign  of  the  Crown,  at  one  Mr.  Good- 
childe's,  and  every  day  for  the  space  of  a  fortnight  or  three 
weeks  came  in  that  habit  of  a  poor  Frenchman  into  the  Mar- 
sha] sea  to  Florence,  where  he  would  continue  sometimes  from 
morning  to  night  in  private  conference.  His  cause  of  know- 
ledge of  the  said  Rickards  being  so  disguised  and  of  his 
frequenting  the  company  of  Florence  was  his  own  confession 
in  his  often  telling  the  said  Teige  that  he  would  send  him 
after  the  aforesaid  Ricard  into  Spain,  and  also  the  confession 
of  both  of  his  men,  and  of  the  goodman  of  the  house,  who 
knew  him  not  to  be  priest,  but  took  him  for  a  Frenchman. 
But  the  said  Florence  would  often  tell  Teige  that  he  expected 
his  quick  return  of  Spain  with  money,  and  for  his  hastening 
would  send  the  said  Teige  after  him,  yet  after  altered  his 
mind  and  sent  him  not,  but  sent  another  of  his  men  called 
Dermod  M'Fynn  O'Hangelin  into  Spain,  and  sent  his  other 
man  Cornelius  O'Rourke  into  Brussels,  to  confer  with  Lieu- 
tenant Jaques,  who  was  his  great  friend. 

The  said  Dermod  being  in  Spain  for  a  quarter  of  a  year, 
returned  into  Ireland,  missing  his  expected  purpose  of  getting 
money  from  O'Sulivan  Beare,  and  the  priest  likewise  who 
went  over  for  the  same  purpose  failing  thereof,  the  said  Der- 
mond  came  to  Florence  into  England,  by  whose  message  from 
the  priest  he  was  put  in  hope  daily  to  be  reheved  with  money, 
the  want  whereof  only  detained  him  from  flying  into  Spain. 
To  which  purpose  his  plot  for  his  escape  was,  that  after  the 
money  being  received  he  should  obtain  (to  effect  his  intent) 
a  more   convenient  chamber  from  the  Under  Marshal,  Mr. 


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1617. 

Richardson,  being  the  highest  in  the  house,  and  looking  east- 
ward upon  the  garden,  where  he  thought  to  make  his  escape 
out  of  a  window,  his  four  men,  Cornelius  O'Rourke,  Tho. 
Hanloane,  Dermond  M'Fynn,  and  Tieg  Hurly,  being  ready 
without  to  receive  him. 

His  other  man  Cornelius,  that  went  to  Jaques,  after  a 
month's  time  spent  in  Brussels  returned  unto  Dover,  being 
the  harbour  from  whence  he  took  shipping,  and  so  came  back 
to  Florence  without  interruption,  and  brought  him  as  a  pre- 
sent from  Jaques  a  sword,  which,  as  the  said  Tieg  says,  was 
disguised  with  a  broken  and  rusty  hilt,  but  was  in  fashion 
between  a  sword  and  a  rapier  with  a  back,  and  of  a  good 
length.  This  Cornelius  had  told  and  assured  his  master 
Florence  that  Tho.  Francesco  (who  was  brother  to  the  fore- 
named  Jaques)  would  be  with  him  within  a  month  after  and 
obtain  money  for  him  in  London,  which  the  said  Tho.  Fran- 
cesco performed  partly  in  coming  privately  to  London,  and 
before  the  month's  end.  Every  day  Cornelius  O'Eourke  would 
duly  watch  at  the  Spanish  Ambassador's  house,  expecting  news 
from  Francesco,  who  the  second  or  third  night  after  his  coming 
to  town  late  in  the  evening,  walking  as  private  in  the  street 
and  in  as  disguised  a  manner  as  he  could,  it  was  his  fortune 
to  meet  with  one  Captain  Newce,  who  formerly  had  been  of 
his  acquaintance  in  the  Low  Countries,  and  being  exceeding 
fearful  that  he  should  be  discovered  had  to  shift  to  prevent 
his  discovery  ;  but  bid  him  to  a  banquet  in  his  chamber,  to 
whom  the  said  Captain  Newce  went,  and  there  received  such 
a  poisoned  entertainment  that  all  his  hair  and  his  nails  fell  off, 
and  thereof  complained  to  the  Council ;  whereupon  Tho. 
Francesco  was  apprehended  and  put  into  the  Tower,  where 
remaining  for  the  space  of  half  a  year  and  no  matter  proved 
against  him  (none  knowing  his  intent  but  Florence  and  his 
men),  upon  the  earnest  suit  of  his  wife  to  the  Council  for  his 
liberty  he  was  enlarged,  and,  not  daring  to  go  into  the  Mar- 
shalsea,  he  and  his  wife  went  over  into  the  Low  Countries. 

The  said  Tiege  moreover  affirms  that  M'Gwyre,  coming  out 
of  Ireland  in  a  disguised  manner,  came  into  London,  Florence 
being  then  in  the  Marshalsea,  and  having  through  the  favour 
of  the  keeper  the  liberty  to  go  abroad  with  his  keeper  one 
Eich.  Lawson,  and  hearing  by  one  of  M'Gwyre's  men  that  one 
would  speak  with  him,  the  said  Florence  going  with  him  into 
the  King's  Arms,  a  tavern,  and  this  Tieg  Hurley  with  him, 
he  found  the  aforesaid  M'Gwyre  in  merchant's  attire  with 
two  men  more  in  his  company,  and  talking  privately  together 
he  craved  Florence's  advice  how  he  might  with  security 
safely  get  out  of  England,  who  gave  him  all  the  council  he 
could,  which  was  to  go  to  Dover  and  carry  his  horses  with 
him  to  avoid  suspicion,  which  conference  the  aforesaid  Tieg 
overheard.  And  they  after  meeting  twice  or  thrice,  and 
M'Gwyre  staying  in  London  two  days  went  to  Dover  and 
there  left  his  horses,  assuring  that  within  one  month  they 


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would  return,  praying  their  horses  to  be  well  looked  to,  as  the 
said  Tiege  afterwards  did  hear. 

Who  likewise  affirms  that  the  same  year,  about  the  spring 
time,  there  came  out  of  Spain  one  Owen  M'Tiege  Merigeh, 
who  having  been  a  notorious  rebel  in  Ireland,  and  despairing 
of  pardon  fled  over  into  Spain  with  O'Sulivan  Beare,  where, 
being  entertained  into  the  King  of  Spain's  service,  he  was 
made  his  pensioner.  This  Owen  M'Tiege  came  into  London, 
and  two  or  three  times  visited  the  said  Florence  in  the  Marshal- 
sea,  and  kept  continually  with  his  men,  and  after  he  had  stayed 
there  for  the  space  of  a  sevennight  or  thereabouts,  having 
placed  a  son  of  his  (whom  he  had  brought  with  him  out  ef 
Spain)  with  Florence,  by  the  means  and  procurement  of 
Cornelius  O'Rourke  he  obtained  out  of  the  Custom-house  a 
pass,  and  went  for  the  Low  Countries,  being  accompanied  by 
the  said  Cornelius  to  Gravesend.  The  aforesaid  Tiege's  cause 
of  knowledge  was  that  during  the  time  of  the  said  Owen's 
abode  at  London,  he  kept  him  daily  company,  as  the  rest  of 
his  fellows  did,  and  as  concerning  the  said  Owen's  son,  whom 
he  left  with  Florence,  about  a  quarter  of  a  year  after  he  died 
of  the  plague  at  the  fore-named  Goodchilde's  house. 

The  foresaid  Tieg  likewise  afSrms  that  expecting  means  and 
employment  from  Florence  after  the  sending  away  of  his  men 
aforesaid,  and  half  a  year  after  Jaques,  his  brother's  enlarge- 
ment, but  then  finding  Florence's  word  to  be  no  payment,  and 
his  expected  hopes  failing  him,  he  was  fain  to  come  back  again 
and  prostrate  his  service  in  a  poor  habit  and  penniless  to  his 
former  kind  master.  Sir  Tho.  Beadle,  whom  he  served  for  a 
whole  year  afterwards,  and  when  voluntaries  were  going  to 
serve  in  the  Low  Countries  out  of  England  after  the  year's 
end,  the  said  Tiege  went  into  Flanders,  but  before  his  going 
took  leave  of  Florence,  who  was  removed  from  the  Marshalsea 
to  the  Tower,  to  whom  he  could  not  have  access  because  he 
was  close  prisoner.  But  hearing  by  one  of  his  men  that  the 
said  Tieg  was  going  away,  sent  by  his  man  Dermond  M'Finn 
a  script  about  the  breadth  of  two  or  three  fingers  to  him, 
to  be  delivered  to  Colonel  Jaques  in  Brussels,  written  in  cha- 
racters ;  the  contents  were  unknown  to  the  said  Tiege,  but 
after  the  delivery  of  the  letter  to  Jaques  he  examined  the 
bearer  what  countryman  he  was,  and  after  he  told  it  him,  he 
asked  whether  he  would  live  there  as  a  soldier.  The  said 
Tieg  answering  his  intent  was  to  serve  in  the  wars  he  told 
him  he  would  be  a  means  to  enter  him  into  the  King's  list,- 
and  should  be  in  pay,  which  he  performed. 

Then  the  said  Tieg,  serving  for  four  years  together  in 
Captain  DriscoU's  company,  under  the  King's  colours,  forsook 
the  place  and  came  back  again  to  London,  and  found  his  old 
master,  Florence,  in  the  Marshalsea,  whom  he  visited  and  told 
for  any  thing  he  could  find  he  was  not  the  better  used  in  the 
Low  Countries  for  his  sake,  upon  which  the  said  Florence 
grew  strange  towards  him,  and  he  finding  his  unkindness  sup- 


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1617. 

posed  it  might  proceed  out  of  a  suspicion  of  him ;  then  he 
became  servant  to  the  Lord  Courcy,  who  was  then  in  London, 
and  in  suit  with  Florence,  who  hearing  thereof  imagined  he 
should  be  discovered  in  his  plots,  the  Lord  Courcy,  being  his 
adversary,  and  spake  in  the  presence  of  divers,  and  namely  of 
one  Donogh  M'Donell  M'Carthy,  that  he  was  sorry  that  he 
had  not  better  rewarded  his  old  servant,  Tieg  Hurly,  and  said 
he  would  give  him  the  office  of  serjeantship  or  overseer  of  his 
lands,  Cariggenassy.  Upon  which  report  the  said  Donogh 
coming  where  the  Lord  Courcy  and  the  said  Tieg,  his  man, 
were,  told  the  Lord  Courcy,  in  his  ear,  that  he  ought  not  to 
trust  him,  for  Florence  meant  to  do  him  good  in  conferring 
that  place  upon  him.  The  cause  why  Donogh  bore  him,  the 
said  Tieg,  malice  was  one  Valentine  Browne,  son  to  Sir  Nich. 
Browne,  then  being  in  England,  following  his  suit  for  abate- 
ment of  part  of  His  Majesty's  rent,  the  said  Tiege  used  to 
come  to  him  ;  and  one  day,  being  in  his  chambei-,  the  foresaid 
Donogh,  in  great  want,  came  to  borrow  some,  money  of  him. 
Tieg,  knowing  his  intent,  and  the  ill-affection  he  bore  the  said 
Valentine  and  the  Lord  Barry  in  Ireland,  to  whom  he  did  some 
wrong,  rounded  Mr.  Brown  in  the  ear,  and  warned  him  not  to 
lend  him  any  at  all.  The  said  Valentine  having  a  boy  Donogh 
M'Fyimym  Carthy,  a  near  kinsman  to  the  aforesaid  Donogh 
M'Donnell,  who  overheard  the  said  Tieg's  warning,  revealed 
the  same  to  his  cousin.  In  revenge  whereof  he  thought  to 
put  the  Lord  Courcy  in  suspicion  with  him ;  but  the  Lord 
Courcy,  hearing  of  Florence's  proffer,  told  the  said  Tieg  he 
should  be  preferred  into  a  great  office  by  Florence,  to  which 
the  said  Tiege  replied,  My  Lord,  there  is  an  old  proverb  in 
the  Spanish  (Palabras  y  plumas  el  ventor  los  lionen),  as  much 
as  to  say,  as  the  wind  bloweth  away  words  and  feathers, 
knowing  that  Florence  would  perform  no  more  to  him  in  that 
promise  than  formerly  he  had  done  in  divers  others.  After- 
wards hearing  the  said  Tieg  resolved  absolutely  to  serve  the 
Lord  Courcie  or  the  said  Valentine  Browne  spake  to  him  him- 
self, entreating  him  not  to  do  it,  and  to  stay  with,  him  in 
London,  which  Tieg  denied,  and  so  came  over  with  the  Lord 
Courcie,  after  which  service  for  a  time,  hearing  that  Valentino 
Browne  came  over  into  Ireland,  prostrated  his  service  to  the 
said  Valentine,  where  he  served  for  the  space  of  four  years  and 
a  half  In  which  time  having  a  scruple  in  his  conscience  of 
the  grounds  of  his  religion,  perceiving  it  rather  founded  on 
policy  than  on  the  word  of  God,  he  was  converted  from  papacy 
to  the  true  service  of  God,  wherein  continuing,  and  desiring  to 
match  with  one  of  the  same  belief,  he  married  an  English- 
woman without  the  knowledge  or  advice  of  the  said  Valentine 
Browne,  whose  purpose  it  was  to  have  preferred  him  to  a 
better  match,  whereupon  the  said  Valentine  being  sorry  and 
displeased  that  he  had  so  cast  himself  away  on  one  that 
brought  him  not  any  means,  and  himseK  likewise  having  none, 
would  give  no  countenance  to  the  said  Tieg,  upon  which  dis- 


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like  he  went  away  to  Carbry,  and  there  lived  with  his  brethren 
for  two  months,  and  upon  his  wife's  friends  entreaty,  both  by 
word  of  mouth  and  letter,  to  come  to  them,  he  went  into 
England,  and  stayed  about  a  fortnight  in  Wiltshire. 

After  which  time  the  said  Tieg  going  into  London  to  see 
Florence,  hearing  he  was  enlarged,  the  said  Florence,  estranging 
himself,  told  him  he  had  a  quarrel  to  him  for  doing  to  him 
many  injuries,  and  especially  for  altering  his  religion,  to  which 
the  said  Tieg  answered.  For  any  cause  of  injury,  I  have 
assuredly  done  you  none,  but  for  my  religion,  I  think,  master, 
if  you  were  not  so  old  in  your  error,  you  would  be  of  my 
religion  too,  as  well  as  I.  These  and  a  great  many  other 
speeches  passing  at  that  time,  and  this  was  in  August  last 
past  1616. 

But  frequenting  the  said  Florence's  house  and  lying  in  one 
bed  with  one  of  his  men  called  Thomas  O'Hanloane  for  the 
space  of  three  weeks,  for  some  two  or  three  days  in  that  time 
the  said  Tieg,  as  his  former  custom  was,  came  to  Florence's 
chamber  to  visit  him  and  still  found  him  and  his  men  absent, 
which  he  wondered  at,  but  conceived  not  the  cause  until  one 
day  coming  thither  early  he  found  one  John  O'Yoleghane, 
Cnogher  O'Voleghane,  and  Tieg  M'Cormock,  all  three  Desmond 
men  born,  and  one  of  them  brother  to  the  Franciscan  friar 
Tieg  O'Voleghane,  all  being  new  comers  out  of  Ireland.  The 
said  Tieg  Hurly  bad  them  welcome  and  was  inquisitive  of 
news  out  of  Ireland,  and  asked  them  when  they  came  into 
London,  to  which  they  answered  some  two  days  since.  That 
very  night  coming  into  his  lodging  where  the  aforesaid  Thomas 
came  late  to  his  lodging  about  1 1  o'clock  at  night,  where  Tieg 
Hurly  asked  him  where  he  had  been  so  late,  and  he  answered 
with  his  master,  and  after  other  discourse  he  made  relation  to 
him  of  some  friends  of  his  that  were  two  or  three  days  in 
town  and  were  bound  for  beyond  sea.  What  friends  of  mine, 
said  Tieg,  that  have  been  poor  so  long  and  would  not  acquaint 
me  with  their  being  in  town  ?  What !  dare  they  not  walk 
the  streets,  or  are  they  friars  or  men  ashamed  of  any  their 
actions  ?  John  Entlea  one  of  them,  quoth  Thomas.  Then, 
quoth  Tieg,  what  a  devil  should  John  here  ?  He  is  here,  and 
Tieg  O'Voleghane,  the  Franciscan  friar,  with  him,  said  Thomas. 
Oh  !  is  it  so  ?  I  know,  said  Tieg,  it  was  to  keep  them  com- 
pany Florence  was  missing  this  two  or  three  days  out  of  his 
chamber.  It  is  true,  said  Thomas,  although  I  was  not  with 
them ;  they  did  all  five  that  come  over  dine  at  the  Boar's 
Head  within  Ludgate,  and  Florence  with  them  there,  and 
they  think  no  man  can  better  procure  them  a  pass  from  the 
four  ministers  of  the  Custom-house  than  yourself,  in  regard  you 
are  acquainted  there.  I  assure  you  there  is  nothing  I  can  do 
for  them  but  I  will  do  it,  said  Tieg ;  but  yet,  believe  me,  it  is 
hard  for  me  to  undergo  such  danger,  and  how  may  I  effect  it  ? 
Nothing,  said  Thomas,  but  instead  of  Tieg  O'Voleghane,  let 
your  name  serve  for  the  friar,  and  it  will  prejudice  you 
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1617. 

nothing.  And  then  after  many  persuasions  to  that  purpose, 
the  said  Tieg,  Thomas,  and  John  Entlea  went  to  the  Custom- 
house, where  there  was  got  one  pass  in  the  name  of  Tieg 
Hurly  and  John  Entlea.  This  Franciscan  friar  the  said  Tieg 
saw  in  Ireland  before  this  time,  and  knew  him  to  have  been 
collecting  of  monies  within  the  counties  of  Cork  and  Kerry 
under  pretence  of  mending  an  abbey  within  the  county  of 
Kerry,  called  the  abbey  of  Ireelagh,  under  colour  of  which 
work  the  said  Tieg  saw  him  going  up  and  down  the  country 
and  levying  of  monies,  having  some  masons  working  of  a  few 
stones  only  to  colour  his  intent  and  blind  the  people  with  a 
seeming  zeal  of  mending  a  work  so  charitable,  and  thereupon 
through  the  devotion  of  many  well-minded  men  he  obtained 
a  good  purse  of  money,  wherewith  he  took  his  journey  into 
England  and  from  thence  beyond  seas. 

After  the  receipt  of  the  pass  out  of  the  Custom-house,  they 
went  to  the  friar's  lodgings  in  Thames  Street  as  he  takes  it, 
being  the  sign  of  the  Sugar  Loaf,  where  he  saw  the  friar 
with  Donell  and  Cormock,  Florence's  two '  sons,  the  friar  s 
brother  called  John  O'Voleghane,  and  Cnogher  O'Voleghane, 
his  kinsman,  with  whom  the  said  Tieg  there  broke  his  fast 
and  warned  the  friar  to  make  as  much  haste  as  he  could 
away,  and  being  so  far  engaged  for  him  hastened  him  still. 
And  after  that,  the  very  self-same  day,  the  said  Tieg  and  John 
Entlea  went  to  Billingsgate  to  provide  a  tiltboat  to  go  down 
to  Gravesend,  and  the  said  Tieg  procured  the  boat,  but  the  tide 
serving  not  till  nigh  in  the  evening,  went  the  friar,  Tieg  Hurly, 
and  John  Entlea  into  the  boat,  till  at  last  landing  at  Gravesend 
they  took  a  chamber.  The  next  morning  the  said  Tieg  and 
John  Entlea  went  to  inquire  what  ships  were  going  for  the 
Low  Countries,  and  hearing  certainly  that  there  were  in  the 
harbour  two  barks  ready  to  go,  the  one  bound  for  Dunkirk 
the  other  for  Flushing,  the  said  Tieg  and  John  came  back  to 
the  friar  and  told  him  of  those  two  ships  that  were  imme- 
diately departing  and  wished  him  pack  away,  the  friar 
answering,  I  will  go  in  the  ship  to  Dunkirk ;  but  Tieg  told 
him  it  was  unlikely  he  should  have  allowance  to  go  in  that 
ship,  having  in  his  pass  but  to  arrive  in  Damme  in  Flanders, 
and  that  it  were  convenient  for  him  to  go  into  Flushing.  But 
the  friar's  inclination  being  towards  the  Spanish  shore  still 
resolved  to  go  in  the  ship  of  Dunkirk,  and  with  that  resolu- 
tion they  went  to  the  water's  side.  A  boat  then  being  ready 
with  passengers  to  go  to  the  Dunkirk  bark,  the  friar  stept 
into  it ;  the  searcher  standing  on  shore  asked  him  whither  he 
was  going  or  where  his  passport  was,  he  answering.  Here  it  is, 
delivered  him  the  same,  which  the  searcher  reading, — This 
bark,  quoth  he,  goeth  to  Dunkirk,  and  your  pass  is  to 
Damme  in  Flanders ;  with  that  they  cried.  Come  ashore,  you 
shall  not  go  there,  whereupon  the  searcher  grew  very  angry, 
and  told  that  the  State  was  much  abused  by  such  dealing, 
and  presently  carried  him  to  a  justice  of  the  peace,  and  was 


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there  examined  what  the  reason  was  that  he  intended  to  go 
contrary  to  the  eiFect  intended  in  his  jDass,  He  made  answer 
that  he  was  unacquainted  either  with  Damme  or  Dunkirk, 
but  his  business  being  to  the  Low  Countries,  he  desired  to 
arrive  there  in  any  place,  and  that  he  was  desirous  not  to  lose 
his  passage.  You  shall  not  then  go  into  Dunkirk,  said  the 
justice  of  the  peace,  and  with  that  cold  comfort  they  parted 
and  came  to  their  chamber,  whereupon  they  consulted  what 
was  best  to  be  done,  and  then  the  friar  more  dismayedly  than 
he  had  any  cause  given,  bewraying  his  guiltiness  hy  his 
outward  changing  of  colour,  began  to  suspect  the  searcher 
would  follow  and  search  what  he  had  about  him,  which  Tieg 
perceiving,  advised  him,  if  he  had  anything  that  might  en- 
danger him,  he  should  do  well  to  hide  it  in  the  chamber,  who 
told  him  he  had  his  book  and  two  letters  that  were  folded 
like  wrapt  sheets  of  paper,  without  sealing  or  superscription, 
which  they  put  between  the  hanging  and  the  wall,  being 
formerly  sewed  up  in  John  Entlea's  doublet,  which  being- 
done,  the  said  Tieg  went  upon  the  key,  where  he  met  with 
the  former  justice  of  the  peace,  who  demanded  of  him  where 
his  company  was,  and  he  answered  they  were  in  their  chamber 
taking  a  pipe  of  tobacco,  for  getting  no  leave  to  go,  it  behoved 
them  not  to  walk  on  the  key.  One  of  the  standers-by  said 
that  there  was  another  bark  going  for  Flushing,  whereupon  the 
said  Tieg  came  back  and  told  the  friar  thereof,  advising  him 
to  look  boldly  and  to  entreat  the  justice  to  let  him  have  his 
pass  back  again  to  London  if  he  would  not  let  him  go  ;  upon 
which  admonition  he  went  out  and  met  the  justice,  whom  he 
entreated  with  a  great  deal  of  fear  (his  heart  failing  him  to 
look  aright  on  the  justice),  whereupon  he,  looking  on  him, 
said,  I  know  not  what  to  think  of  you,  but  I  have  nothing  to 
say  to  you,  after  which  words  he  took  boat  and  went  to  the 
ship,  and  this  about  mid-August  1616. 

About  a  sennight  before  the  departure  of  the  friar  one  John 
Meogh,  being  son  to  Meogh  the  pirate,  was  employed  into  the 
Low  Countries  to  Captain  Cnogher  O'DriscoU,  upon  whose 
coming  to  him  the  said  captain  went  into  Spain. 

And  ever  since  the  said  Florence  doth  run  into  the  score, 
having  his  three  sons  with  him  in  England,  not  allowing 
them  breeding,  learning,  or  education,  ready  upon  the  receipt 
of  means  to  be  gone,  having  in  his  company  as  his  servant 
one  Donogh-ne-buille,  a  man  of  his  own  country  of  Carbry,  and 
a  very  good  linguist ;  also  one  Donogh  M'Tieg  Duffe  is  gone 
into  Spain,  about  a  year  and  a  half  since,  from  him,  and  is  a 
Carbry  man,  and  also  Cormock  M'Calloghane,  being  a  Des- 
mond man,  served  him  for  a  quarter  of  a  year,  and  was  by  him 
then  employed  into  the  Low  Countries. 

All  these  before-mentioned  allegations  the  said  Tieg  hath 
swore  by  the  Holy  Evangelist  to  be  true,  and  in  witness 
thereof  hath  hereunto  set  his  hand  the  day  and  year  &-fit 
above  mentioned. — Teag  Hurly. 

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March. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  4a. 


1617. 

A  note  of  all  Florence  M'Cartie's  men  employed  by 
him  :  Aline  O'Faloy,  Tieg  M'Connock  Carty,  Cormock  M'Cal- 
loghane,  Desmond  men ;  Donogh-ne-buly,  a  Carbry  man ; 
Thomas  O'Hanloane,  of  Meath  ;  John  Meogh,  of  Kinsall. 

Pp.  7.     Encld. :  Against  Flor.  M'Carty. 

351.  Payments  to  the  Trea surer- at-War. 
Note  for  certificate  of  monies  issued  to  Sir  Thomas  Ridgway, 

Treasurer-at-War  in  Ireland,  from  his  first  entrance,  Michael- 
mas 1606,  till  Easter  1616-7. 

1606,  Michaelmas,  12,160?.  1607,  Easter,  14,520Z. ;  Michael- 
mas, 35,366?.  14s.  \Qd. ;  100?.  to  be  paid  Jonas  Rodley. 
1608,  Easter,  23,977?.  Os.  \d.,  and  reparation  of  fortifications, 
5,066?.  13s.  4c?.,  29,043?.  13s.  5c?.  Michaelmas,  anno  5°, 
32,399?.  18s.  Sd.  1609,  Easter,  29,231?.  I7.s.  4cZ.  Michaelmas, 
26,293?.  4s.  1610,  Easter,  28,266?.  6s.  8d!. ;  Michaelmas, 
27,293?.  4s.  1611,  Easter,  22,293?.  4s.;  Michaelmas, 
34,656?.  9s.  7ic?.  1612,  Easter,  26,015?.  4s.;  Michaelmas, 
14,700?.  12s.  1613,  Easter,  11,507?.  12s;  Michaelmas,  over 
2,000?.  for  victuals  pro  exercitu,  26,215?.  4s.  1614,  Easter, 
29,700?. ;  Michaelmas,  7,600?.  1615,  Easter,  4,800?. ;  Michael- 
mas, 19,955?.  lis.  Ic?.     1616,  Easter,  5,856?.  8s.  lid 

P.  1.     ETidd. 

352.  Privy  Coukcil  to  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland. 
Give  order  for  the  examination  of  Florence  M'Carty's  com- 
plaint concerning  divers  lands  detained  fi-om  him. — Whitehall, 
10  April  1617. 

Signed  :  George  Canterbury,  William  Wallingforde,  Thomas 
Sufiblke,  Edward  Worcester,  Thomas  Edmondes,  George 
Carewe,  Jeames  Hay,  Ralphe  Wynwood,  Julius  Csesar. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

May  8.      353.        Lord    Keeper    Bacon     to    Dr.    George    Downham, 

Bishop  of  Derry. 

Gives  him  notice,  as  is  customary  to  persons  of  his  rank,  that 

the  attendance  of  himself  and  his  wife  will  be  required  in  the 

Court  of  Chancery  on  the   12th  inst.,  at  the  suit  of  Dame 

Elizabeth  Killigrew,  widow. — Dorsett  House,  8  May  1617. 

P.  1.  Signed.  Add. :  To  the  Right  Reverend  Father  in 
God,  the  Bishop  of  Dirrhaye  in  Ireland.     Endd. 

354.  Incorporation  of  Youghal  as  a  Staple  Town. 
Particulars  of  the  charter  of  incorporation  of  Youghall  by 

which  it  was  created  a  staple  town. 

P.  1.     Endd.  :  Youghall  a  staple  town  in  Ireland. 

355,  Mr.  Richard  Hadsor  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
Has  learned  from  some  gentlemen  lately  come  to  Ireland 

that  it  would  be  acceptable  to  the  recusants  of  that  rea;lm  that 
His  Majesty  should  receive  of  them  the  penalty  imposed  by 
the  positive  laws  there  for  not  going  to  church,  they  being 


April  10. 

S.P  ,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  5. 


S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  6A. 


May  17. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  6b. 


May  19. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  7. 


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freed  of  the  money  which  they  are  driven  to  pay  to  inferior 
officers,  without  warrant  as  they  conceive,  which  being  accepted 
would  increase  His  Majesty's  revenue  there  to  a  great  value 
yearly,  has  moved  the  Lord  and  Lady  Aubigny  touching  his 
lands  held  by  Lester's  wife,  and  find  them  very  willing  to  content 
him,  seeing  there  is  a  mistake  in  the  office  formerly  taken 
touching  the  same.  Has  offered  to  my  lady  to  find  His 
Majesty's  title  thereunto  with  little  charge  if  he  (Sir  Thomas) 
so  think  fit.  The  Lord  Dingwall,  with  whom  he  is  of  counsel, 
procured  His  Majesty's  warrant  for  a  buck  for  him,  without 
mentioning  any  but  the  bearer  thereof  Begs  him  to  get  for 
him  a  warrant  from  His  Majesty  for  a  buck  or  more  in  his 
own  name.  Will  think  himself  much  bound  thereby,  and  will 
undergo  with  alacrity  the  service  lately  imposed  by  the  Lord 
Keeper  upon  him,  without  fee,  in  attending  Mr.  Attorney  for 
the  dispatch  of  His  Majesty's  commission  for  leasing  his  lands, 
and  other  legal  services  for  Ireland,  wherewith  Mr.  Attorney  is 
well  pleased. — Middle  Temple,  London,  19  May  1617. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.     Add. :  To  the   Eight  Hon.  Sir   Thomas 
Lake,  Knt.,  principal  secretary,  &c.     JEndd. 

May  27.     356.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Chichester  House,  Warrant  to  insert  in  the  letters   patents   of  the   general 

vol.  62,  p.  300.  grant  of  the  county  Mayo,  a  clause  for  the  creation  of  a  manor 

on  the  lands  of  Edward  O'Malley  of  Cahirnamort,  to  be  called 

Carowmorecastle,  with  a  court  leet  and  a  court  baron,  and  all 

accustomed  privileges. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

May  28.      357.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
LChiehester  House,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Daniel  M'Namara 

vol.  62,  p.  222.  to    keep    two  fairs    yearly  at    Quynhy    on   St.    Luke's    day 

(18  October),  and  St.  Peter's  day  (1  August),  to  continue  for 
two  days,  with  a  yearly  rent  of  26s.  ScZ.  Irish. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

May  29.      358.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
'^'carte  Pa^rr'''  Warrant  to  insert  a  clause  in  a  fiant  for  the  creation  of  a 

vol.  62,  p.  296.  manor  upon  the  lands  of  Callow  M' Jordan  alias  M'Jordan  in 

CO.  Mayo,  the  manor  to  be  called  Tuogmore. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Add.     Endd. 

May  31.      359.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte  Paners  Warrant  to  create  a  manor  with  a  court  baron  upon  the 

vol.  62,  p.  252*.  lands  of  John  Bourk  of  Castleleackan,  to  be  called  the  manor 

of  Castleleackan. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head  and  end.     Endd. 

May  31.     360.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte'paperr*'  Warrant  to  insert  in  a  fiant  a  clause  for  the  creation  of  a 

vol.  62",  p.  295.  manor  of  all  the  lands  of  Tibbott  Oge  M'Gibbon  Bourk,  to  be 

called  by  the  name  of  Knoppaghmore. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  end.    Add.    Endd. 


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16]  7. 
June  2.      361.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Sir  Charles  Coote 

'   '      '  to  keep  two  fairs  yearly  at  Ffewertie,  co.  Roscommon,  on 

July  25  and  November  11,  to  continue  three  days,  with  a 
rent  of  20s.  Irish. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

June  4.      362.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Carte  ^"P^^^'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Lord  Boyle  of  two 

'  '  fairs  to  be  held  yearly  at  the  manor  of  Old  Castleton  in  the 

parish  of  Kynneagh,  co.  Cork,  on  May  day  and  St.  Bartholo- 
mew, and  a  market  on  Tuesday  weekly. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

June  10.     363.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 

Carte  ^''^P^^^'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of  Master 

'   '      '  of  the  Ordnance  and  Munition  with  the  pay  of  6s.  8d.  daily, 

and  the  conduct  of  18  horsemen,  one  lieutenant,  and  a  guydon 

to  Sir  Toby  Caulfield,  on  the  surrender  by  him  of  the  letters 

patent  of  the  said  office,  dated  13  March  1616. 

Pj5.  2.     Signed  at  head. 

June  12.     364.         The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 

Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  in  reversion  to  Sir 

Foulke  Conway,  of  the  office  of  Master  of  the  Ordnance  and 
Munition  in  this  kingdom  on  the  death  or  other  avoidance  of 
Sir  Toby  Caulfield. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

June  14.     365.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
^r^^^'^^^i  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  license  to  Lord  Chichester  of 

Belfast,  to  repair  to  Great  Britain  as  often  as  his  occasions 
shall  require,  according  to  the  King's  letters  of  18  July 
1616. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

[About      366.        Lord  Keeper's  Address  to  Sir  William  Jones  on  his 
June  1 9.]  being  appointed  Lord  Chief  Justice  of  Ireland. 

^^1*234' Ta'  '^^^  ^™8'  ^^^  called  him  to  serve  him  as  his  Chief  Justice 

of  his  King's  Bench  in  Ireland. 

This  place  has  been  fortunate  to  be  well  served  in  four  suc- 
cessions before  him.  He  need  do  but  take  to  him  the  constancy 
and  integrity  of  Sir  Robert  Gardner  ;  the  gravity,  temper,  and 
discretion  of  Sir  James  Lea  ;  the  quickness,  industry,  and 
dispatch  of  Sir  Humphrey  Winch  ;  the  care  and  affection  to 
the  commonwealth,  and  the  prudent  and  politic  administra- 
tion of  Sir  John  Denham ;  and  he  will  need  no  other  lessons. 
They  were  all  Lincoln's  Inn  men  as  he  is. 


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But  as  he  is  to  be  there  not  only  Chief  Justice,  but  a 
Councillor  of  Estate,  he  will  put  him  in  mind  of  the  great 
work  now  in  hand. 

Ireland  is  the  last  ex  filiis  Europce,  of  the  daughters  of 
Europe,  which  hath  come  in  and  been  reclaimed  from  deso- 
lation and  a  desert  (in  many  parts)  to  population  and  planta- 
tion, and  from  savage  and  barbarous  custom  to  humanity  and 
civility.  This  is  the  King's  work  in  chief  It  is  his  Garland 
of  Heroicall  virtue  and  felicity  denied  to  his  progenitors,  and 
referred  to  his  times.  The  work  is  not  yet  conducted  unto 
perfection,  but  it  is  in  fair  advance,  and  this  he  will  say  con- 
fidently, that  if  God  bless  that  kingdom  with  peace  and 
justice,  no  usurer  is  so  sure  in  the  year's  space  to  double  his 
principal  with  interest,  and  interest  upon  interest,  as  that 
kingdom  is  within  the  same  time  to  double  the  rest  and 
principal  thereof,  yea,  and  perhaps  to  treble  it ;  so  as  that 
kingdom  which  once  within  the  20  years  wise  men  were  wont 
to  doubt  whether  they  should  wish  it  to  be  in  a  pool,  is  like 
now  to  become  almost  a  garden,  and  a  younger  sister  to  Great 
Britain.  And  therefore  he  must  sit  down  with  himself,  to  be 
not  only  a  just  governor  and  a  good  chief  justice,  as  if  it  were 
in  England,  but  under  the  King  and  the  Deputy  he  is  to  be 
a  master  builder  and  a  master  painter  and  reducer  of  Ireland. 
To  which  end  he  troubles  him  at  this  time  but  with  three 
directions. 

The  first  is  that  he  shall  have  special  care  of  the  three 
plantations  ;  that  of  the  north,  which  is  in  part  acted,  that  of 
Wexford,  which  is  now  in  distribution,  and  that  of  Longford 
and  Letrim,  which  is  now  in  survey,  and  let  him  take  this 
from  him,  that  the  bane  of  a  plantation  is  when  the  undertakers 
or  planters  make  such  haste  to  a  little  mechanical  present 
profit,  and  disturb  the  whole  frame  and  nobleness  of  work  for 
times  to  come.  He  must  therefore  hold  them  to  their  cove- 
nants, and  the  true  ordinances  of  plantation. 

The  second  is  that  he  be  careful  of  the  King's  revenue,  and 
by  little  and  little  constitute  him  a  good  demesne  which 
hitherto  is  little  or  none,  and  the  King's  case  wUl  be  hard 
if,  when  every  man's  land  shall  be  improved  in  value,  with 
increase  manifold,  the  King  shall  be  tied  to  his  dry  rent. 

His  last  direction  (though  first  in  weight)  is,  that  he  shaR 
endeavour  to  proceed  resolutely  and  constantly  (and  yet  with 
due  temperance  and  equality)  in  matters  of  religion,  "lest 
Ireland  civil  be  worse  to  us  than  Ireland  savage." 

After  Sir  William  Johnes'  speech  he  added,  I  had  forgot 
one  thing,  that  he  may  take  exceeding  great  comfort  in  having 
to  serve  with  such  a  Deputy,  one  that  he  thinks  a  man 
ordained  of  God  to  do  great  good  to  that  kingdom  ;  and  he 
thinks  good  to  say  to  him  that  the  true  temper  of  a  chief 
justice  towards  a  Deputy  is  neither  servilely  to  second  him  nor 
factiously  to  oppose  him. 

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1617. 
July  16.      367.        The  Loed  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 

^r'62^p''m  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  a  pardon  to  Shane 

M'Hughe  O'Mullone  and  11  others  under-named. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

July  27.      368.        The  Loed  Deputy  to  Sie  John  Davys. 
y(A%  p*229  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  be  made  to  John 

Merik,  of  the  office  of  Feodary-General  of  the  province  of 
Connaught  and  county  of  Clare,  with  a  yearly  stipend  of  25s., 
on  surrender  of  the  same  by  Anthony  Perse. 
P.  J .     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Aug.  5.       369.        The  Loed  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
\a^%2  p'^^ao  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  gxant  to  the  Lord  Arch- 

bishop of  Armagh  of  the  office  of  His  Majesty's  Almoner  in 
Ireland,  with  all  usual  perquisites,  fines,  and  profits,  committing 
to  the  care  of  the  Almoner  all  fines  and  penalties  due  by 
reason  of  recusa,ncy,  according  to  the  Statute  2nd  Elizabeth, 
and  a  grant  to  the  Lord  Archbishop  for  his  pains  and  travail 
in  the  execution  of  the  said  office  of  the  fee  of  lOOZ.  English 
per  annum. 

Pp.  2.     Signed  at  head. 

Aug.  21.     370.        Loed  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 

vol  '23^1'Te'  Tli^y  state  the  case  between  Lord  Dingwall  and  Captain 

Butler  as  to  the  lands  of  Cloughgrenan  and  Dloughy.  A 
verdict  is  found  for  Captain  Butler.  Other  lands  are  claimed 
by  him.— Dublin,  21  Aug.  1617. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  H.  Power,  Tho- 
mond,  Cha.  Wilmot,  J.  Kinge,  Ed.  Blayney,  Fran.  Euisshe. 

Pp.  2.  Add.  Endd. :  "  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  of 
Ireland  concerning  the  controversy  between  the  Lord  Dingwell 
and  Captain  Butler  to  the  Lords." 

Aug.  26.      371.        Loed  Deputy  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
^voi'  2'34^^'^'  Yesterday  received  his  letters  with  His  Majesty's  command- 

ments, in  two  parts ;  the  first  concerning  the  erecting  of  ports 
and  ferries  between  Ireland  and  Scotland,  the  other  about  iron 
ordnance.  For  the  first,  Sir  Hugh  Mountgomery  had  a  grant 
ready  for  the  seal  for  a  sole  port  at  Donaghadee,  but  upon 
advice  he  staid  it  long  since  in  the  Hanipier,  and  wiU  now 
take  it  from  thence  according  to  His  Majesty's  command- 
ments. Sir  James  Hamilton  has  His  Majesty's  warrant  for 
another  port  at  Bangor,  the  proceeding  whereof  he  will  stay. 
The  second  point,  concerning  the  making  of  iron  ordnance 
in  this  kingdom,  with  liberty  to  transport.  His  Majesty  has 
referred  to  deliberations,  and  after  consultation  with  some  of 
the  Council  about  it,  he  will  return  answer  to  him  (Sir  Thomas 
Lake).— Dublin,  26  August  1617. 
P.  1.     Signed,    Add.    Endd. 


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1617. 

[Aug.]       372.        Report  on  the  Case  of  the  Lord  Baron  of  Brittas. 

vor*6i^°^^44'  That  he  is  not  to  have  the  lands  to  farm  which  are  found 

by  office  upon  the  que  plura  for  the  Lord  Baron  of  Castle- 
connell,  &c.  Details  of  feoffments  from  EUice  and  Honora 
Bourke,  daughters  and  co-heirs  to  David  Bourke,  to  himself, 
dated  Feb.  24,  1608,  and  other  lands.  For  Cassowerahine 
Eathdronyn,  Derrye  and  Cammos,  Garranyky,  Gortscrevan, 
Garrygynly,  Portcrosly,  and  the  fishing  of  Clone  Callene- 
curragh,  Lackaghshannon,  Ruskyoragh,  and  Ellane  Carrye. 
Pp.  3.     IJndd. :  "  Lord  Bourk." 


Oct.  11.      373.        Lord  Deputy  to  Win  wood. 

^foi  ^2a4!l^'  Yesterday  Ja.  Ca.  was  with  him  with  his  (Sir  R.  Winwood's) 

letters.  Have  seen  his  papers,  and  spoken  with  him,  and  he 
presently  goes  on  with  his  business,  and  if  he  (the  Lord 
Deputy)  hear  any  more  of  him  before  his  return  he  will  report 
it.  All  that  he  can  say  of  the  man  is,  that  he  has  known  him 
in  this  town  heretofore,  and  that  they  esteem  him  an  idle  and 
unconstant  fellow,  yet  he  may  carry  the  business  he  has  well, 
for  he  (the  Lord  Deputy)  will  have  an  eye  after  him. 

Yesterday  the  commissioners  for  the  business  of  Waterford 
sent  him  the  verdict  of  the  county,  which  they  found  even  as 
the  King's  counsel  drew  it,  so  that  if  the  citizens  do  not  find 
the  same,  which  he  hopes  they  will  do,  their  day  being  on 
Tuesday  next,  yet  that  which  the  county  has  done  will  be 
sufficient,  according  to  the  judges,  to  find  a  forfeiture  of  their 
liberties.  Of  the  citizens'  surrender  he  hears  no  more  yet,  and 
the  reason  of  it  he  partly  understands.  Will  expect  them 
awhile. — Dublin,  11  October  1617 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Oct.  23.       374.        Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
voT.'m!la'  Received  his  letters  of  the  27th  Sept.,  specially  concerning 

a  course  propounded  to  His  Majesty  for  the  reformation  of  the 
excessive  taking  of  usury,  which  is  grown  to  so  great  a 
mischief  in  this  kingdom.  He  has  thoroughly  considered 
thereof,  with  the  advice  and  assistance  of  the  Lord  Chancellor 
and  Lord  Chief  Justice,  as  His  Majesty  directed,  and  they 
have  propounded  their  opinions,  as  is  set  down  in  this  enclosed 
note,  which  he  returns,  and  wishes,  if  it  stand  with  His 
Majesty's  royal  pleasure,  that  some  speedy  course  may  be 
taken  for  the  restraining  of  such  caterpillars  as  these  usurers 
are.— Dublin,  23  October  1617. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd.:   "  Del.  2.5  Oct.   1617,  but 
staid  at  Dublin  by  contrary  winds  till  1  Nov." 

Oct.  25.     375.        Proclamation  against  Harbouring  Jesuits. 

ToT  23r'u^'  "  ^°PPi®   veritable    et  mot  a  mot  fidelement  extraicte  du 

dernier   edict  bailld  par  le  Roy  de  la  Grande  Bretagne,  et 


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1617. 

imprimd  dans  la  ville  de  Dublin  au  Royaume  d'Hibernie  le 
25  Octobre  1617. 

Signed :  Tho.  Abp.  Dublin,  Cane. ;  Arth.  Savage,  Receiver  ; 
Hen.  Docrea,  Treasurer  ;  Will.  Jones,  Chief 'Judge ;  Wm.  Meth- 
wold.  Councillor  of  State ;  Dudley  Norton,  Sect,  of  State ; 
Fran.  Augier,  Master  of  the  Rolls ;  Hen.  Power,  John  King, 
and  Fran.  Ansly,  Councillors. 

Pp.  5.     French  translation ;  printed  1617. 

Nov.  10.      376.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  James  Bishop  of 

'^'      '  the  offices  of  Collector  of  His  Majesty's  revenues  within  the 

province  of  Ulster  (lately  reduced  to  civility)   and  county  of 
Cavan,  according  to  the  King's  letters  of  25  Nov.  1616. 
P.  1.     Signed  at  head. 

Nov.  20.      377.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 

Carte^ Papers,  Warrant  to   prepare   a  iiant   containing   five  licenses  for 

^°  •   -'  P'      ■  retailing  wines  and  making  and  selling  aqua  vitas  to  Barnaby 

and  Mary  Bryan,  in  the  town  of  Cotteslaugh  ;  to  Sir  William 
Cole  and  Susan  his  wife,  in  Enniskillen,  and  three  miles 
round  ;  to  Anthony  Atkinson  in  Philipstowne,  and  other  places 
in  King's  County,  Eastmeath,  andiWestmeath  ;  to  Edward  and 
Eliz.  Weiden,  in  Waterford  and  other  places  in  that  county, 
and  in  Wexford ;  to  Richard  and  John  Audley  in  Ferres, 
Ballinapart,  and  two  miles  round,  with  the  petition  of  Geo. 
Richards  and  the  other  agents  for  the  Lord  Deputy's  signa- 
ture. 

P.  1.    Signed  at  head    Endd. 

Nov.  20.     378.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Carte  ^^P^^^'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  containing  six  several  licenses  for 

'^'       '  the  retailing  wines  and  making    and  selling  aqua   Adtffi    or 

usquebaugh  by  Matthew  and  Edward  Davies  in  Enniskillen ; 
by  Thomas  and  Jane  Pepys,  in  Dinganlacoush,  Tralie,  Bally- 
skillip,  and  Castlemaine,  co.  Kerry -Desmond  ;  by  Connor  and 
Terence  O'Sherridan  in  Balliconell,  and  other  places  in  the 
half-barony  of  Tullagha,  co.  Cavan ;  by  Jane  and  Frances 
Hamilton,  in  all  places  in  the  half-barony  of  TuUaughoncho 
(or  Tullachoncho),  co.  Cavan  ;  by  John  and  William  Hamilton, 
in  Corynery,  in  the  barony  of  Clanchic,  co.  Cavan  ;  by 
Emanuell  Ley  and  Richard  Waltham,  in  Aughar,  in  the  barony 
of  Clogher,  co.  Tyrone,  and  in  the  manor  of  Largry,  commonly 
called  the  three  Ballybetaughs,  according  to  the  six  covenants 
now  remaining  in  the  ofiice  of  Composition  for  Licenses. 

P.  1.  Signed  at  head.  Endd. :  "  With  petition  of  the 
agents  whose  names  are  inserted  in  the  margin  opposite 
the  several  covenants,  viz.,  Samuel  Smith  and  Geo.  Richards, 
Tho.  Vaughan  and  Tho.  Peyton,  Sam.  Smith  and  Geo. 
Richards,  Geo.  Richards  only,  Sam.  Smith  and  Tho.  Peyton, 
Tho.  Peyton  and  Daniel  Dene." 


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TOl.  234,  12. 


1617. 
Nov.  26.     379.        Re-grant  upon  Surrender  under  Commission. 
Carte  Papers,  Order  that  the  surrender  of  the  patent  formerly  granted  to 

'    '      '  Sir  Hugh  O'Connor  Dun  be  accepted,  and  a  new  grant  made 

of  his  estates,  with  a  yearly  rent  of  35L  to  the  King. 
Pp.  2.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

Dec.  2.      380.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant   to   draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of 

'   "      '  Feodary  of  the  province  of  Munster  to  John  Southwell. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Dec.  6.       381.        Commissioners   of  "Wards  in  Ireland  to  the  Privy 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL. 

Since  the  establishment  of  this  commission  for  disposing 
and  ordering  His  Majesty's  wards  and  liveries,  &c.  in  this 
kingdom,  all  diligence  has  been  used.  This  enclosed  list  will 
show  what  has  formerly  been  done  in  the  execution  of  that 
commission,  and  therein  they  beg  them  not  to  measure  the 
future  profit  that  may  be  raised  hereafter  out  of  this  court  by 
the  exilitie  of  this  last  year's  revenue,  which  could  not  be 
great,  considering  the  infancy  of  this  estabUshment  and  the 
diihculties  which  they  have  encountered  to  preserve  the  same 
in  its  due  strength.  The  course  they  take  invites  the  subjects 
more  and  more  every  day  to  be  in  love  with  the  form  of  pro- 
ceeding which  in  former  ages  was  unusual  and  strange  to 
them,  but  the  obstacles  which  they  find  to  cross  His  Majesty's 
intention  and  their  own  labours  in  this  service  are  of  several 
kinds,  whereof  they  offer  some  few  particulars. 

In  a  letter  of  His  Majesty  sent  into  this  kingdom  to  pass 
all  the  province  of  Connaught  to  the  several  proprietors 
thereof  in  fee  with  a  certain  tenure  of  His  Highness  according 
to  the  purpose  of  the  last  composition  made  with  the  inhabi- 
tants of  that  province  in  the  late  Queen's  time,  there  is  con- 
tained a  free  pardon  and  remission  of  all  intrusions,  aliena- 
tions, mean  profits  and  fines  whatsoever  heretofore  accrued  to 
His  Majesty  in  that  province,  so  that  though  they  can  discern 
that  by  the  said  letters  patent  His  Majesty  has  settled  the 
estates  and  tenures  hereafter  of  the  unsteady  and  variable 
multitude  of  that  province,  yet  the  absolute  remittal  of  all 
former  titles  of  wardships,  intrusions,  meane  profits  and  fines 
accrued  to  His  Highness  in  that  province  at  any  time  hereto- 
fore w&n  a  great  hindrance  to  the  purpose  of  their  commission, 
both  in  His  Highness'  profit  and  in  that  main  matter  of  con- 
formity in  religion  which  those  that  ought  to  sue  livery  must 
have  tied  themselves  unto  by  the  laws  and  statutes  of  this 
kingdom  before  restitution  of  their  possessions  should  be  made 
to  them.  There  are  also  some  other  letters  of  that  kind 
brought  over  lately  by  some  heirs  of  great  territories,  who, 
under  pretence  of  surrendering  their  lands  and  possessions  to 
His  Majesty,  and  taking  the  same  back  again  by  letters  patent 
from  His  Highness,  have  got  into  the  said  letters  a  clause  for 


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1617. 

a  free  remittal  to  them  of  all  titles  of  intrusions,  alienations, 
mean  profits,  and  suits  of  liveries  due  to  His  Highness  upon 
the  descent  of  the  said  possessions  to  them  from  their  ancestors, 
which  course  has  also  much  straitened  that  profit  His  Majesty 
might  raise  by  the  said  commission  of  the  wards,  takes  away 
the  hopes  of  such  heir's  conformity,  which  His  Highness  is 
known  to  aftect  above  all  matter  of  revenue  whatsoever ;  and 
lastly,  proves  to  be  a  precedent  which  many  in  this  kingdom 
will  importunately  labour  to  solicit  His  Majesty  for,  in  other 
particulars  of  that  nature. 

And  as  they  found  divers  heirs,  now  of  full  age,  formerly  in 
ward  to  His  Majesty,  backward  in  the  prosecution  of  their 
liveries  out  of  His  Highness's  hand  on  purpose  to  avoid  the 
taking  of  the  oath  of  supremacy  upon  taking  out  their  letters 
patent  according  to  the  statutes  of  this  kingdom,  they  have 
made  divers  leases  of  their  lands  to  good  protestants,  in 
imitation  of  the  course  of  England,  until  the  said  heirs  shall 
duly  and  legally  sue  out  their  said  liveries  according  to  law, 
upon  which  leases  His  Majesty  is  to  have  a  good  yearly  rent 
by  reservation  and  fines  upon  the  passing  thereof;  and  by  this 
manner  of  our  proceedings  they  have  gained  some  obstinate 
heirs  to  conform  themselves  in  religion,  and  raised  a  profit  to 
His  Highness  out  of  the  rest  that  wilfully  stand  out  against 
their  obedience  to  the  laws  in  that  case.  The  last  interruption 
they  find  to  make  this  court  of  wards  unprofitable  to  His 
Majesty  and  not  pleasing  to  the  subjects,  is  from  the  several 
escheators,  who,  by  their  letters  patent,  have  also  a  grant  of 
the  feodaries'  places  unto  them  with  limitations  of  Quam  diu 
se  bene  gesserint ;  the  instructions  of  the  commission  not  ad- 
mitting the  compatibility  of  those  places  in  one  person,  nor 
allowing  the  quantity  of  the  interest  to  endure  longer  than  His 
Majesty's  pleasure,  in  both  which  points  they  find  those 
officers  headstrong  and  unwilling  to  divide  those  places,  as 
being  their  right  by  letters  patent,  as  they  pretend,  without 
which  division  of  the  offices  into  several  hands  they  (the 
commissioners)  cannot  discharge  their  duties  according  to  their 
instructions,  nor  make  the  court  so  advantageable  to  His 
Majesty  as  they  conceive  it ;  and  because  their  patents  were 
under  the  Great  Seal,  and  the  patentees  numerous,  they  could 
not  fairly  talce  any  course  with  them  without  some  further 
strength  and  direction  from  their  Lordships  in  that  behalf. — 
Dublin,  D  December  1617. 

Signed:  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsfelde,  Willm.  Methwold, 
Fr.  Aungier,  J.  Kinge,  Dud.  Norton. 

Pp.  3.     Add.     Endd. 

Dec.  11.      382.        The  Lorb  Deputy  to  the  Attornet-Geneeal. 
Dublin,  Warrant  to  insert  in  a  fiant  a  clause  for  the  creation  of  a 

voh  62  p.^29i'.  manor  of  the  lands  of  Charles  O'Connor  Roe,  to  be  called  the 

manor  of  Bealanafadda,  with  a  court  leet  and  a  court  in  the 


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16]  7. 

nature  of  a  court  baron,  and  a  weekly  market  on  Tuesday, 
and  yearly  fair  on  St.  Barnard's  day  to  be  kept  at  Beallana- 
fadda,  reserving  to  His  Majesty  the  yearly  rent  of  [  ]. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  end.     Add.     Endd. 

Dec.  20.      383.        Dr.  T.  Ryves  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 

^^  '234^''i'^'  ^  ^^  holds  his  poor  place  of  ofHce  in  this  kingdom  through 

him  (Sir  T.  Lake),  he  is  forced  in  a  difficulty  which  has 
befallen  him  to  ask  his  succour.  Has  had  the  bad  hap  to  fall 
of  late  into  the  displeasure  of  the  Archbishop  of  Ardmagh 
and  the  Bishop  of  Meath,  men  whom  he  never  offended  in 
word  or  deed.  Knows  not  what  the  matter  is,  but  they  com- 
plain that  their  authority  is  encountered  by  the  King's  patent 
granted  to  him,  and  he  is  every  day  charged  with  encroaching 
upon  their  jurisdiction  for  exercising  that  authority.  They 
have  of  late  preferred  many  grievous  accusations  against 
him,  by  petition  at  the  Council  table  here,  and  he  hears  that 
they  have  secretly  sent  informations  against  him  to  the  King 
in  England.  Fearing  what  impression  such  informations 
coming  from  two  such  men  may  make  in  the  mind  of  His 
Majesty,  whom  they  all  know  to  be  so  tenderly  affected  to 
the  Church,  which  they  say  he  (Ryyes)  seeks  by  all  means  to 
vex  and  impoverish  for  his  private  gains,  he  has  asked  leave  to 
go  and  justify  himself  against  their  accusations.  But  the  Lord 
Deputy  and  Council,  for  reasons  best  known  to  themselves, 
think  it  not  fit  to  let  him  go  as  yet,  and  therefore  he  most 
humbly  begs  him  to  beseech  His  Majesty  in  his  behalf  that 
he  would  be  pleased  to  reserve  one  ear  for  his  defence,  and 
not  to  decree  anything  against  him  or  to  cast  him  out  of  his 
service  in  part  or  in  whole  until  his  cause  be  heard. 

Is  embarrassed  in  making  his  defence,  as  their  Lordships 
have  altered  their  ground  of  opposition  against  him,  for 
whereas  formerly  they  took  exception  against  the  patent 
as  infringing  their  authority,  they  noAV  allege  that  it  is  not 
fit  that  the  King  should  bestow  it  upon  Dr.  Ryves,  being  but 
a  doctor  of  the  law,  but  upon  some  prelate  under  whom  Dr. 
Ryves,  being  a  very  worthy  and  sufficient  man,  may  execute 
the  place  and  not  under  the  King ;  not  considering  that  in 
England,  where  these  prerogatives  are  in  the  Lord  Archbishop 
of  Canterbury  as  here  they  are  in  the  King,  this  office  is 
executed  by  a  doctor  of  the  civil  law,  as  here  it  has  always 
been ;  for  before  him  (Ryves)  was  Dr.  Dunn,  before  him  Dr. 
Ford,  before  him  was  indeed  Archbishop  Loftus,  but  he  exe- 
cuted the  place  by  Mr.  Loftus,  a  Batchelor  of  the  Law,  (now 
Sir  Adam  Loftus  one  of  his  Majesty's  Privy  Council  here  ;) 
before  him  was  Dr.  Acworth,  and  before  him  one  Garvie, 
a  Batchelor  of  the  Law,  and  who  before  him  he  knows  not, 
neither  can  the  place  be  discharged  by  a  man  of  any  other 
profession. 

But  it  is  sufficiently  come  to  light  here  what  their  drift  and 


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1617. 

purpose  is,  namely,  to  strip  him  of  his  office,  and  to  invest 
the  Lord  Primate  in  it,  who  has  received  much  already  of  the 
bounty  of  the  King  (God  send  him  joy  thereof),  but  yet  is 
still  desirous  to  have  more,  no  doubt  with  a  good  intent  and 
of  purpose  to  bestow  it  in  good  deeds  when  he  is  dead.  As 
for  my  Lord  of  Meath,  he  has  two  great  and  wealthy 
bishoprics,  which  no  man  envies  him ;  but  so  well  ordered 
that  his  Lordship  is  not  willing  that  any  man  should  look 
into  them  but  his  assured  friends. 

And  whereas  their  Lordships  have  complained  to  the  King 
that  all  the  archbishops  and  bishops  of  this  kingdom  are 
subject  unto  him  (Ryves)  (for  so  much  my  Lord  of  Meath  has 
acknowledged  at  the  Council  table),  yet  he  begs  him,  for 
justice  sake  and  the  King's  service,  to  signify  to  His  Majesty 
that  this  complaint  hath  sundry  times  been  made  at  his 
Council  table  here  and  ever  received  answer  that  there  is  no 
such  matter,  as  he,  Sir  Thomas,  may  learn  from  the  papers  sent 
by  the  bearer.  The  Bishop  of  Meath  cavils  .at  a  petty  dis- 
crepancy between  the  King's  letter  and  his  (Ryves')  patent. 
But  he  (Ryves)  is  content  to  undergo  any  further  trial. — 
Dublin,  20  December  1617. 

Pp.  3.  Add.  Signed.  Endd. :  "  From  D.  Ryves  concerning 
the  opposition  made  by  some  bishops  there  to  his  office  of  the 
Facultys."     Sealed. 

Dec.  22.      384.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Dublin,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  William  Bourne  of 

vor6^2  p^290.  ^  pension  of  12d.  a  day,  being  half  of  the  pension  granted  to 

Capt.  Barnaby  Riche  and  Owen  ap  Hughe,  the  former  being 

dead,  and  upon  the  death  of  the  latter  the  other  half  to  be 

granted  to  him,  commencing  Nov.  10,  1617. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Add.     Endd. 


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Dee.  23.      385.        Sir  Henry  Docwra,  Treasurer-at-War,  to  Sir  Thomas 

S.P.,  Ireland,  LAKE. 

^°  ■      '     ■  Professes  his  desire  to  give  him  (Sir  T.  Lake)  information 

as  to  the  state  of  affairs,  &c.  Knows  he  has  and  ever  may 
have  far  better  advertisements  if  he  please  than  any  he  is 
able  to  give,  yet  in  two  things  only  he  will  make  bold  to 
inform  him. 

The  King's  surveyor  is  now  lately  with  a  full  and  perfect 
review  of  the  measure  of  those  lands  in  Wexford,  whereunto 
there  have  been  formerly  so  great  exceptions  taken.  Has  not 
seen  his  particular  report,  but  the  Lord  Deputy  has  told  him 
there  is  little  advantage  gained  by  it. 

And  for  the  town  of  Waterford,  they  had  once  drawn  an 
absolute  form  of  submission  and  surrender  of  their  charters 
to  the  King's  mercy,  but  because  it  was  not  full  to  those 
intents  the  King's  Council  thought  good  to  require  at  their 
hands,  it  was  refused,  and  another  more  perfect  sent  to  them 


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to  sign.  Whereat  they  have  made  a  stop  and  given  occasion 
to  many  to  think  assuredly  they  had  nothing  less  in  their 
intentions  than  to  make  good  their  offer.  Knows,  however, 
that  the  Lord  Deputy  has  had  speech  with  some  of  the  best 
of  them  since,  and  as  they  have  promised  fair,  he  is  persuaded 
they  will  yield  to  anything  required  from  them.  The  day 
prefixed  is  the  last  of  this  month,  when  the  final  issue  will  be 
seen ;  and  if  they  fail,  their  dissimulation  and  falsehood  has 
been  such  as  deserves  no  favour. 

WiU  not  trouble  him  with  the  wants  they  are  in  for  mone 
that   should   have  come  out  of  England.     They  are   yet   in 
hope  of  a  supply. — Dublin,  23  December  1617. 

P|j.  2.     Add.     Signed.     Endd.     Sealed. 

Dec.  24i.     386.        Petition  of  Sir  Edwabd  Fisher. 
yTsI^'^I^-!  Petition  of  Sir  Edward  Fisher,  Knt.,  to  the  Lord  Deputy 

to  prevent  the  passing  of  the  village  Monglasse,  being  his 
property,  to  Edward  Butler,  he  having  become  possessed  of  it 
through  being  his  tenant  and  refusing  to  pay  rent,  and  now 
intends  to  pass  it  as  his  own  lands,  with  the  following  order 
by  the  Attorney-General : — ■ 

The  King's  learned  Council  are  required  to  take  notice 
hereof,  and  not  to  sufier  the  parceUs  above  mentioned  to  be 
passed  unto  any  person  whatsoever  until  they  shall  give  us 
notice  thereof,  and  shall  receive  our  further  direction  in  that 
behalf. 

Copy.     Signed  at  head.     Endd.     Add. 

[1617.]      387.        Sir  Thomas  Ridgeway's  Payments  for  Public  Service. 

^■■^•'  g'j'™^'  A  brief  collection  of  several  sums  of  money  paid  by  the 

late  Treasurer  Ridgeway,  with  other  demands  not  allowed  in 

his  last   account   ending  June  1616,   to  be  considered   and 

recovered.^ 

Sir  John  Kingesmill,  Sir  Tirlagh  M'Arte,  O'Neale,  Thady 
O'FerraU,  Sir  Tho.  Phillipps,  Sir  Barie  Brookes. 

Money  overpaid  by  Sir  John  Bingley  to  Sir  Josias  Bodley. 
Also  charged  upon  him  by  Sir  John  Bingley,  in  respect  of  a 
bond  of  the  Lord  of  Howthes. 

The  heirs  and  executors  of  Sir  Tho.  Bourke,  Knt. 

Dirricke  Garritson,  skipper  of  a  hoy  employed  to  the  Isle 
of  Ila  in  Scotland. 

John  Browne,  master  of  a  bark. 

To  Wm.  Hughes,  assignee  to  Theodore  Tomlinson,  His 
Majesty's  fleacher. 

Nich.  Bevans,  keeper  of  the  Council  Chamber  in  Ireland. 

John  Franckton,  printer. 

Rog.  Downton,  clerk  of  the  Pipe  Ofiice  in  Ireland. 

Sir  Jasper  Harbert,  Knt.,  constable  of  Burrishowle. 

Sir  Geo.  Beverley,  Knt.,  pensioner. 

'  The  several  amounts  are  omitted,  as  being  of  no  historical  interest. 


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Sir  Rich.  Bingley. 

Mich.  Hall,  deputy -victualler  at  Waterford,  under  Sir  Allen 
Apsley,  Knt.,  late  commissary  of  victuals  in  Mounster,  for 
money  paid  to  Jas.  Sherlocke,  of  Gracedieu. 

Geo.  Chambers,  chief  chamberlain  of  the  Exchequer  in 
Ireland. 

The  heirs  or  executors  of  Sir  Tho.  Chichester,  Knt. 

The  heirs  or  executors  of  Sir  John  Bourchier,  Knt. 

The  heirs  or  executors  of  Tho.  Young,  late  collector  of  rents 
and  revenues  in  Mounster. 

Sir  Ja.  Carroll,  Knt.,  late  Deputy  Treasurer-at-War. 

Wm.  Browne,  late  deputy  receiver  of  rents  and  revenues  in 
Ireland. 

Ric.  Linche,  late  paymaster  in  the  camp. 

Rob.  Cartwright,  lieutenant  of  the  horse  troop  under  the 
command  of  Sir  John  Kingesmill. 

Pet.  Hone,  late  lieutenant  to  the  Lord  of  Howth. 

The  heirs  or  executors  of  Captain  Sam.  Harrison. 

Captain  Anth.  Huggins,  Provost  Marshal  of  Tyrone  and 
Fermannagh,  and  Edw.  Bacon,  employed  in  victualling  the 
forces  for  the  Isle  of  Ha. 

Damian  Peck,  attorney  of  the  province  of  Connaught. 

Charles  Waterhouse. 

Sum,  4,855Z.  6s.  8d.  halfpenny  farthing  (English). 
Other  demands  of  the  said  Lord  Ridgeway  respectuated, 
and  to  be  recommended,  and  left  by  the  Lords  Commis- 
sioners to  be  considered  and  certified  by  the  said  Lord 
Deputy  and  State. 

That  thereupon  the  said  Lord  Ridgeway  may  be  relieved 
accordingly,  viz. :- — 

What  the  Lord  Deputy  and  State  shall  think  fit  to  be 
allowed  by  His  Majesty  unto  the  said  late  Treasurer  in  respect 
of  his  personal  service  and  assistance  by  himself  and  his  troop 
of  horse  under  his  leading  in  the  expedition  against  the 
traitor  Sir  Cahir  O'Daughertie  and  his  adherents,  and  like 
assistance  by  him  and  his  said  troop  towards  the  taking  in  of 
the  said  rebels'  several  castles  to  His  Majesty's  use,  and  re- 
leasing of  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Derry's  wife,  Captain  Henry 
Vaughan,  Sir  Basill  Brookes'  young  son,  and  other  English 
prisoners  and  good  subjects  from  their  former  captivity  in 
the  said  castles,  when  they  were  in  the  enemies'  custody,  for 
which  he  demands  upon  the  shutting  up  of  his  final  account 
by  the  sum  of  1681.  18s.,  though  he  avers  it  cost  him  thrice  as 
much,  besides  the  often  adventure  of  his  person,  followers,  and 
retinue. 

Money  detained  by  Wm.  Browne,  late  this  petitioner's 
deputy  receiver  of  the  revenues  of  Ireland,  and  paid  to  himself 
for  the  fee  of  collectorship  of  the  impost,  872Z.  10s.  The  said 
Brown's  offer  to  have  the  patent  of  the  said  office  of  collector- 
ship  and  the  fee  of  701.  per  annum,  to  be  surrendered  to  His 


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Majesty's  ,use  for  210?.  (according  to  the  rate  set  down  for  sur- 
renders of  patents  as  it  is  alleged)  in  part  payment. 

Also  demanded  by  the  said  late  Treasurer  for  his  entertain- 
ment, 230?.  13s. 

Sum,  1,082?.  Os.  I2d.  (English). 

Sum  total,  5,937?.  7s.  8c?.  halfpenny  farthing  (English). 

Signed  :  Era.  Gofton,  Ri.  Sutton.     Copia  vera. 
Pp.  4. 

[    1617  ?]    388.        Nealle  King  to  [  ]. 

vol.  234  n.'  Relation  of  the  causes  of  his  coming  to  London  to  petition 

the  King  for  recompense  for  services  to  the  late  Queen  and 
His  present  Majesty. 

First,  meeting  with  a  packet  of  letters  sent  out  of  Spain  to 
the  Cardinal  [Archduke  Albert],  intercepted  and  sent  them 
by  Richard  Golborne  to  the  last  Lord  Chancellor  of  Ireland,  as 
Mr.  Rob.  Leslor  can  testify,  and  also  the  said  Richard,  now 
dwelling  in  Dublin,  and  a  rich  credible  person. 

Secondly,  advertised  the  late  Earl  of  Devonshire  of  the  last 
Spanish  army's  coming  into  Ireland,  as  appears  by  letters  of 
the  said  Earl  directed  to  the  now  Lord  Deputy. 

Thirdly,  advertised  Colonel  Dorp,  in  Ostend,  of  the  strength 
of  the  Cardinal's  camp,  whereby  he  did  great  and  good  service 
against  the  Spaniards. 

Fourthly,  made  known  to  the  said  Earl  that  the  Earl  of 
Tyrconnell,  and  also  Maguire,  had  conferred  with  the  Spanish 
Ambassador  a  purpose  to  leave  England  and  revolt  against 
England,  the  said  ambassador  lying  then  in  Westminster,  the 
time  being  the  16th  April  1605. 

Fifthly,  gave  notice  to  Sir  Geo.  Paulett,  Knt.,  of  divers  bad 
members  that  were  plotting  all  the  means  they  could  to  rebel, 
and  do  gi-eat  hurt  in  the  country,  the  which  fell  out  accordingly, 
as  Lady  Paulet  can  testify.  Was  the  first  man  that  came  out 
of  the  country  to  Captain  John  Vaughaine  the  day  that  the 
Derry  was  burned,  and  the  Governor  slain,  and  brought  with 
him  sundry  young  gentlemen.  Caused  them  to  enter  into  the 
King's  service,  which  they  performed  loyally,  although  they 
were  first  otherwise  addicted,  but  by  his  procurement,  as  the 
said  captain  wrote  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council,  afiirm- 
ing  it  to  be  so  the  same  day,  being  the  21st  May  1608, 
of  which  many  of  the  Council  and  the  said  captain  can 
witness. 

Sixthly,  went  from  the  camp  to  Dublin  with  letters  and 
news  to  the  Lord  Deputy  how  all  stood  with  the  enemy,  his 
journey  being  coming  and  going  200  miles  from  Elagh  to 
Dublin,  and  carried  not  only  letters  to  all  the  officers  in  the 
camp,  but  led  and  conducted  many  victuallers  from  Doun- 
gannoyn  [Dungannon]  to  the  army,  which  brought  with  them 
both  bread,  beer,  aqua  vitse,  and  wine,  good  store  for  the  relief 
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of  the  army.  Sir  Tho.  Rochway  [Ridgeway],  Knt.,  and  Solipher 
St.  Johnes,  Knt.  [Sir  Oliver  St.  John],  may  and  can  affirm. 

Seventhly,  went  very  often,  as  well  in  night  as  in  daytime, 
from  Lighford  [Lifford]  to  Golrane  and  Anagh  to  the  English 
and  Schottes  [Scots]  men,  to  succour  them  as  well  with  com- 
fortable news  that  the  army  was  coming  and  at  hand,  as  also 
took  great  pains  to  carry  arms  and  ammunition  in, night  time 
to  Manus  O'Cahaine  and  the  Scotsmen  of  Anagh,  whereby, 
indeed,  they  have  done  good  service  in  killing  and  wounding 
many  of  the  enemies  out  of  the  old  castle  of  Anagh. 

To  the  no  small  comfort  of  those  that  were  loyal  subjects, 
as  the  said  Sir  Tho.  Ridgeway,  Knt.,  Capt.  Jo.  Vaughane,  and 
the  inhabitants  of  Anagh  can  yet  testify,  has  also,  with  the 
advice  and  counsel  of  the  said  Sir  Thomas,  laid  such  a  good 
plot  that  a  great  many  of  the  enemies  were  both  slain  and 
taken  and  so  hanged,  which,  if  the  said  knight  wiU,  he  can 
very  well  tell  if  he  be  demanded  the  question.  Likewise,  to 
advance  the  glory  of  God  and  continue  his  former  godly 
course  of  life,  took  orders  upon  him  by  the  advice  of  the 
Lord  Deputy,  whereby  he  might  do  great  good  among  his 
countrymen  in  reading  and  teaching  the  Word  of  God  in 
Irish  unto  them,  if  he  were  maintained  and  succoured ;  and 
although  he  had  many  referments  from  the  now  Lord  Deputy 
to  be  well  placed,  yet  the  covetous  kept  away  his  right,  and 
so  being  constrained  to  petition  the  King's  Majesty,  Sir  Hum- 
frey  May  took  no  more  pity  on  him,  but  only  if  the  Lord 
Bishop  of  Derry  shall  think  fit  to  bestow  some  church  living 
upon  him,  which,  being  but  a  cold  and  succourless  answer, 
he  was  forced  to  go  home  comfortless  but  of  God  only,  to 
whom  he  commits  the  mitigation  of  all.  Sir  Humfrey  May, 
at  his  first  coming  to  him,  told  him  flatly  that  he  would  do 
nothing  for  him,  and  blamed  him  for  coming  from  the  Lord  De- 
puty over  out  of  Ireland ;  but,  at  Sir  Oliver  St.  John's  entreaty, 
he  gave  him  a  manner  of  reference,  which  is  but  to  a  comfort- 
less end,  as  it  may  appear  at  large  hereafter. 

Moreover  he  procured  two  gentlemen  of  the  county  of 
Colraine,  now  called  Londonderry,  in  the  first  month  of 
Odoghartie's  rebellion,  to  render  not  only  twelve  horses  of  the 
King's  troop  with  all  their  furnitures,  but  also  animated  them 
to  service  to  the  King ;  where  indeed  they  did  good  service, 
entering  into  Captain  Manus  O'Cahaine's  company.  Their 
names  are  Richard  Nakilley,  MacDermott  O'Chahaine,  and 
Brian  Oge,  idem,  his  brother,  of  which  the  said  Captain  John 
Vaughan,  Capt.  Manus  O'Cahaine,  and  Cornet  Cartwrite  can 
well  testify,  the  rather  because  the  said  cornet  received  the 
horses  and  furniture  from  them  and  him  about  the  1st  of 
June  1608,  and  the  foresaid  officers  know  very  well  if  God 
and  he  had  not  been  that  they  would  go  to  help  O'Doghartie. 

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1617. 
[        1617  ?]  389.        Neale    Kinge's    Information   against  Edmund    Oge 

^■^/'Ijf^^^'  O'DONNELLY. 

vol.  234,  17.  -r    i-  •  • 

Information  given  by  Nealle  Kinge  relative  to  the  suspicious 
practices  of  Edmund  Oge  O'Donnelly,  who,  after  having 
•served  the  Earl  of  Tyrone  in  Spain  five  years,  returned  three 
years  ago  at  Michaelmas,  and  repaired  to  Mr.  Hen.  Peirce, 
secretary  to  the  new  Lord  Deputy,  who  entertained  him  into 
his  service. 

This  informer  saith  that  there  is  one  Edmond  Oge  O'Donnelly, 
an  Irishman,  whose  father  was  a  principal  dealer  for  the  Earl 
of  Tyrone,  and  himself  did  follow  the  last  Earl  of  Tyrconnell, 
and  was  a  chief  agent  between  Tyrone  and  Tyrconnell  for 
some  time  before  their  flying  out  of  Ireland,  and  with  them 
went  into  Spain,  and  there  remained  servant  to  the  Earl. 
The  said  Oge  O'Donnelly  returned  into  Ireland,  and,  upon  his 
first  arrival  there,  he  repaired  to  Mr.  Hen.  Peirce,  secretary  to 
the  now  Lord  Deputy,  who  forthwith  entertained  him  into 
his  service,  and  whom  he  still  retains.  About  the  latter  end 
of  August  last  the  said  Oge  0' Donnelley  came  to  London,  pre- 
tending to  petition  the  King's  Majesty  for  a  portion  of  land 
either  in  the  county  of  Tyrone  or  Fermanagh,  which  land 
the  said  Oge  O'Donnelly  told  this  informer  he  was  possessed 
of  before  his  coming  into  England ;  neither  did  he  give  any 
other  colourable  reason  for  his  coming  or  stay  at  London, 
where  he  yet  is,  and  told  this  informer  if  his  master  at  the 
Lord  Deputy's  coming  over  did  not  employ  him  back  to  Ire- 
land, he  would  stay  till  May  day  before  he  returned.  He 
likewise  says  that  the  said  Oge  O'Donnellj'  very  often  repairs 
into  the  Tower  to  confer  with  the  Irish  knights  that  are 
prisoners  there,  namely.  Sir  Cormack  MacBaron,  Sir  Neale 
O'DonneU,  and  Sir  Donald  Oecaan  [O'Cahan] ;  which  he 
thinks  can  be  for  no  good  intent  to  the  Crown  of  England, 
for  that  the  said  Oge  O'Donnelly  ever  heretofore  followed 
those  that  were  traitors  to  this  Crown  from  his  infancy,  and 
is  still  himself  a  papist.  Saith  that  he  observed  some 
things  that  were  suspicious  between  [Mr.  Pierce]  and  Oge 
O'Donnelly :  first,  that  this  informer,  having  occasion  some 
times  to  go  to  Mr.  Peirce  within  this  two  years  past, 
sundry  times  found  them  privately  in  Mr.  Peirce's  chamber 
having  papers  in  Spanish  lying  before  them,  which  this  in- 
former understanding  the  Spanish  tongue,  did  the  better 
know.  The  next  cause  of  suspicion  was  that  the  informer, 
having  occfision  very  often  to  be  at  Dublin  and  sometimes 
long  together  by  reason  of  his  suits  to  the  Lord  Deputy,  per- 
ceived that  the  said  Oge  O'Donnelly,  at  the  first  arrivals  of 
any  from  Spain,  the  Archduke's  country,  or  Italy,  always 
repaired  to  them,  and  conversed  with  them,  and  was  their 
means  in  any  their  occasions  to  the  said  Mr.  Peirce.  Thirdly, 
the  said  Oge  O'DonneU,  within  the  space  of  these  three  years 
past,  has  been  the  only  means  to  Mr.  Peirce  to  procure  license 
from  my  Lord  Deputy  for  very  many  kinsfolk  (both  men  and 

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women)  to  the  late     .     .     .     }     out  of  Ireland  for  their  com- 
ing into  England,  pretending  here  some  suits  to  His  Majesty ; 
whereby  they,  having  no  such  end,  from  hence  have  trans- 
ported themselves  to  beyond  the  seas  to  effect  their  pretended 
purposes,  as,  namely,  for  Graina  neme  Donnell,  daughter  to 
Sir  Neele  O'Donnell,  with  her  servants,  Gormich  O'MuUane, 
who   is   now   returned   into   Ireland,   and    Hugh   Dorrough 
O'Dougane,  with  others  her  followers,  whose  names  he  knows 
not,  who,  going  out  of  England  into  the  Archduke's  country, 
were  there  at  their  arrival  well  entertained,  which  the  informer 
had  credibly  heard  from  divers  who  have  been  since  with  the 
aforesaid  lady's   mother,  which  old   lady  is  still  remaining 
there,   and  likewise  for  Rowry  O'Doherty,  brother  to   Sir 
CaryO'Doherty,  who  is  now  with  the  Archduke  and  divers 
others.     He  likewise  saith  that  the  said  Oge  O'Donnell  pro- 
cured means  for  Rose  ny  Galhore  [Gallagher],  daughter  to 
Towle  Mack  a  de  Ganny  Ogallhore,  principal  follower  to  the 
late  Earl  of  Tirconnell,  after  her  return  out  of  Spain,  whereto 
she  went  with  the  aforesaid  Earl  and  continued  there  beyond 
the  seas  till  within  these  three  years  last,  and  since  liveth 
in  Tyrconnell,  a  papist  and    a   great   supporter   of   Jesuits 
and  priests,  securely  and  plentifully.     He  likewise  says,  that 
within  or  about  half  a  year  since,  Degra  O'Dugan,  secretary 
to  the  late  Tirlogh  Magwire,  returned  from  Spain  into  Ireland, 
where  he  now  is.      He  knoweth  not  certainly  whether  the 
said  Oge  O'Donnell  had  any  carriage  or  hand  in  his  return 
or  no.     The  informer  says  he  being  in  London  the  last  term, 
saw  divers  times  the  said  Oge  O'Donnell  going  to  the  Tower ; 
and  that  one  time  upon  a  Sunday,  in  the  morning,  the  in- 
former followed   the   said  Oge  O'Donnell,   and    one   Garret 
Sutton,  an  Irishman,  servant  to  the  Duke  of  Lenox  (by  whose 
means  and  one  Shane  O'Caan  [O'Cahan],  servant  to  the  afore- 
said Lord  Duke,  the  said  Oge  O'Donnell  has  his  access  to  the 
prisoners  aforesaid)  to  the  Tower,  where  they  got  access  with- 
out stop ;  but  he  was  letted  to  speak  with  them,  notwith- 
standing that  Brian  Gary,  footman  to  the  late  prince,  went 
with  him  of  purpose  to  help  him  to  see  the  prisoners.     This 
informer  says  that  one  Henry  Guin,  an  Irishman,  born  near 
Dublin,  has  been  a  servant  continual  with  a  very  many  of  the 
greatest  rebels  and  fugitives  of  Ireland,  as  first,  with  one 
Hugh  Ro  O'Donnell  that  broke  forth  of  Dublin  Gastle,  and 
afterwards  made  great  wars  in  Ireland  against  the  Queen, 
and  in  the  end  fled  into  Spain,  and  at  his  departure  the  said 
Guin  became  servant  to  his  brother,  the  last  traitorous  Earl 
of  Tyrconnell,  and  continued  in  his  service  till  he  went  into 
Spain,   and   then   became   servant   to    Sir   Donnald    Occaan 
[O'Gahan],  now  prisoner  in  the  Tower   at  London.      Upon 
whose  first  commitment  in  Dublin  the  said  Guin  went  to  serve 
Sir  Gary  O'Doherty,  the  late  rebel,  which   Sir  Gary  being 


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1617. 

at  that  time  suspected  to  be  entering  into  rebellious  practices, 
as  being  discovered  by  Sir  George  Paulet,  late  Governor 
of  the  Derry,  in  an  island  near  the  Derry,  with  about  100  armed 
men  in  his  company,  about  Martinmas  time  before  the  said 
O'Dogherty's  open  rebellion,  which  attempt  being  discovered, 
the  said  Sir  Gary  and  Filon  Eenje  [Felomy  Reagh],  his  co- 
adjutor, immediately  went  to  Lifford  to  Sir  Richard  Hansard, 
the  Governor  there,  and  procured  his  safe-conduct  to  Dublin, 
where  he  obtained  a  pardon  and  sent  Guin  with  letters 
from  Dublin  to  London  ;  which  Guin  at  his  return  into  Ireland 
was  stayed  and  committed  to  prison  at  West  Chester,  but  was 
soon  released  by  some  extraordinary  means,  as  the  informer 
verily  thinks ;  for  he  has  heard  that  the  principal  letters  that 
Guin  brought  back  were  conveyed  away  before  his  apprehen- 
sion, and  that  at  Guin's  retiu-n  into  Ireland  from  his  enlarge- - 
ment.  Sir  Gary,  his  master,  being  in  open  rebellion,  he 
returned  to  Sir  Randal  Mac  [Donnell].  .  .  }  The  said  Guin 
within  these  three  years  has  been  employed  into  England,  and 
now  has  been  these  .  .  }  since  Lammas  last  to  no  good  intents, 
as  this  informer  thinks  will  be  proved  if  he  be  thoroughly 
sifted,  he  being  a  very  dangerous  papist  and  an  only  dealer 
for  the  Jesuits  in  the  north  of  Ireland.  This  is  the  true  in- 
formation of,  witness  his  own  hand,  Neale  Kinge. 
Pp.  8.     Signed. 

[         1617  1]  390.         Answer  of  the  Judges  of  the  Cases  propounded  by  the 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Lord  Chief  Baron  of  the  Exchequer  in  Ireland. 

'  ^'     ■  Question,  whether  lands  late  of  the  Earl  of  Desmond  and 

divers  others  attainted  of  treason  by  Act  of  Parliament,  and 
their  lands  vested  and  settled  in  the  Crown  in  actual  posses- 
sion, by  inquest  of  jurors  ;  and  the  lands  found  by  inquisition 
to  be  granted  by  patent  in  fee-farm  to  divers  undertakers, 
whereof  many  parcels  are  withholden  from  the  patentees  or 
their  assigns.  What  action  or  remedy  by  the  law  ought  to 
be  allowed  to  such  pretenders  to  try  their  titles,  whether 
only  petition  of  right  or  whether  such  inquisitions  are  travers- 
able ?  The  judges  make  answer  that,  inasmuch  as  the  statute 
of  2  Edw.  6.,  that  allows  traverse  in  like  cases,  is  not  (as  they 
understand)  in  force  in  Ireland,  the  patentee  ought  to  hold 
and  continue  the  possession,  and  he  that  pretends  title  must 
sue  by  petition  and  not  otherwise,  as  if  the  lands  were  still  in 
the  King's  hands  with  a  scire  facias,''-  thereupon  against  the 
patentee. 

Signed :  John  Doddridge,  Henry  Hobarte,  Fr.  Bacon. 

Pp.  3.     Endd. :  "  Cases  wherein  the  Chief  Baron  of  Ireland 
did  ask  advice." 

[1617.]       391.        Petition  of  Florence  M'Carty  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^Toi.'234,*f'  '^^^^  ^^'^^e   *^^  ^^*^  ^^^1  °f  Clancarty  at  his  being  in 

England  mortgaged  to  their  Lordship's  suppliant  about  30  years 

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past,  before  he  maiTied  his  daughter,  for  1901.  a  place  and 
certain  lands  called  Twoh  Irilagh  and  Dromhumfrey,  after- 
wards mortgaged  to  Mr.  Harbert  Pelham,  by  whose  tenants  it 
was  holden,  and  after  petitioner  was  committed  and  sent 
hither,  the  Earl  of  Tyrone  caused  these  lands  and  place  to  be 
delivered  to  one  of  that  country  called  Donnell,  that  untruly 
alleges  himself  to  be  the  late  Earl  of  Clancartie's  bastard,  who 
thereupon  brought  to  Tyrone  out  of  that  country  as  many 
men  as  he  could  with  whom  he  was  at  Kinsale  when  he  was 
overthrown,  and  being  afterwards  pardoned  holds  ever  since 
those  lands  that  was  not  demanded  nor  sued  for  by  any,  by 
reason  of  petitioner's  restraint.  And  where  also  certain  small 
parcels  of  petitioner's  lands  which  is  worth  but  about  SOI.  a 
year,  called  Anagh  rilly  Lahharde,  Culenoe  or  Ballyahir 
Eaglais,  Ballytrasty,  Turpin  Fahagh,  and  Ceapagh,  were,  during 
petitioner's  restraint,  possessed  by  certain  farmers  and  tenants 
of  that  country  for  mortgages  made,  as  they  allege,  by 
petitioner's  ante-predecessor,  the  late  Earl  of  Clancarty,  which 
land  is  still  holden  by  them  or  by  others  of  that  country, 
people  unto  whom  they  passed  their  mortgage. 

Petitioner  prays  therefore  that,  as  since  his  trouble  he  was 
driven  to  satis  ly  Mr.  Herbert  Pelham,  he  himself  being  dis- 
possessed of  that  land,  and  never  paid  nor  satisfied  of  his 
money  that  he  disbursed  for  it,  and  being  ready  to  pay  what 
mortgage  shall  appear  to  be  due  upon  those  other  small 
parcels,  their  Lordships  would  grant  him  letters  to  the  Lord 
President  of  Mounster  that  he  and  the  Lord  Chief  Justice  of 
the  Common  Pleas  that  dwells  there,  and  the  Chief  Justice  of 
Monster,  or  either  of  them,  shall  hear  and  examine  this  matter 
and  certify  to  their  Lordships  the  state  thereof,  they  may 
thereafter  take  order  to  restore  petitioner  to  his  right. 

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1618. 

1618. 

Jan.  1.       392.        The  Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
vol"  234  T^'  Desires  that  he  may  have  a  speedy  answer  to  his  proposi- 

tions to  the  Lords  for  settling  the  plantation  of  Wexford.  He 
has  restored  Robert  Wells  to  his  pension  of  8s.  a  day,  which 
had  by  some  means  been  struck  off'.  They  have  not  yet  seen  the 
end  of  the  business  of  Waterford.  The  corporation  must  soon 
either  surrender  their  liberties  or  have  judgment  against 
them. — Dublin,  1  January  1618. 
Pp.  2.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Jan.  22.      393.        The  LoED  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
^^i'234'^2'''  -^^^  been  deceived  by  the  corporation  of  Waterford,  for  after 

'  '  long  expectation  of  a  surrender  of  their  liberties  voluntarily 

offered,  when  it  came  to  the  day  prefixed,  declined,  so  that  a 
judgment  shall  presently  be  for  the  seizure  by  law,  for  the 
accoraplishing  whereof  desires  the  commission  which  Mr. 
Attorney  has. 

The  aid  is  now  on  foot,  with  a  good  beginning  in  some 
counties.  Wicklow,  an  Irish  county,  and  the  poorest  in  Ire- 
land, gives  300Z.  ;  three  other  counties  have  paid  together,  and 
the  amount  wiU  be  above  2,000?.  .  Of  the  rest  hopes  to  have 
the  like  or  better. 

A  report  runs  among  the  people  that  the  King  had  already 
given  away  the  aid.  Knows  not  whence  it  may  come,  but 
from  the  malicious  inventions  of  priests.  Has  satisfied  some, 
and  has  written  and  will  write  to  the  principal  gentlemen 
abroad  to  satisfy  the  people  that  there  is  no  such  thing. 

Has  received  his  letters  for  dogs,  &c.  for  the  Spanish 
Ambassador.  Sir  Edward  Fisher  has  had  favour  in  Wex- 
ford ;  he  is  cunning  and  false. — Dublin,  22  January  1617. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.    Add.     Endd. 

Feb.  3.       394.        The  Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sir  Thomas  Lake. 
^•^•'  oQj'^q^'  Defers  proclamation   for   establishing   an   equality  of  the 

customs  of  Scotland,  England,  and  Ireland.  Lord  Hay  and 
others  are  expecting  a  defalcation  in  their  rents  in  consequence. 
Making  of  iron  ordnance  in  Ireland. 

The  last  letter  puts  him  in  mind  of  former  letters  received 
out  of  Scotland,  requiring  him  to  give  his  opinion  concerning 
the  making  and  transporting  of  iron  ordnance.  Understands 
that  there  are  some  iron  works  in  this  kingdom  where  ord- 
nance may  be  made  if  they  be  converted  to  nothing  else ; 
but  the  transporting  of  them  into  foreign  countries  is  a  con- 
sideration of  state  wherein  he  dares  not  presume  to  opine. 


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184  IRELAND— JAMES  I. 

1618. 

The  men  of  Waterford  have  failed  to  make  their  surrender, 
and  now  by  judgment  in  the  Chancery  their  liberties  are 
forfeited.  Awaits  His  Majesty's  and  his  Lordship's  directions 
for  their  farther  proceeding. — Dublin,  3  February  1617. 

P20.  2.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Feb.  11.      395.        The  Loed  Deputy  St.  John  to  the  Attorney-Geneeal. 

Dublin,  Warrant  to  insert  a   clause   in   the  general  fiant  for  the 

vot'^6^2,  p.''234.  county  of  Galway  for  the  creation  of  the  lands  of  Sir  William 

Bourke,  Knt.,  in  the  barony  of  Longford,  into  an  entire  manor, 

to  be  called  the  manor  of  Kilcowan,  with  a  court  baron  and  a 

weekly  market  every  Thursday,  and  one  fair  yearly  on  the 

28th  of  August  for  two  days ;   with  a  rent  to  the  King  of 

20  shillings  Irish. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head  and  end.     Endd. 

Feb.  17.     396.        The  Loed  Deputy  St.  John  to  Sie  T.  Lake. 

S-P-'  ^^^'^°'^'  Has  written  asking  his  advice  as  to  a  proclamation  to  be 

published  regarding  equality  of  customs  between  England  and 
Scotland,  and  will  be  glad  to  have  his  answer.  Has  received 
His  Majesty's  three  letters,  viz.,  that  regarding  Wexford,  that 
on  the .  devastations  of  church  livings,  and  on  the  sowing  of 
hemp.  The  patents  of  escheated  lands  in  Wexford  has  been 
dispatched.  Grants  upon  general  surrenders  in  Connaught 
ready  to  be  passed.  The  bearer  has  a  patent  for  Mountjoy 
Blount  to  be  Lord  of  Mountjoy  in  Ireland.  Sir  0.  Lambert 
and  Sir  T.  Bourke  this  day  have  been  made  barons. — Dublin, 
17  February  1617. 

Pf.  2.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Feb.  22.      397.        Sie  Francis  Annesley  to  Sie  T.  Lake. 

^vri"  234^5^'  Received    his  letters  of  the   20th  Jan.  the  15th  of  this 

month,  and  is  much  encouraged  with  his  favourable  accept- 
ance of  his  addresses,  for  it  is  the  life  of  the  endeavours  of 
His  Majesty's  servants  here  to  have  patronage  and  supporta- 
tion.  The  farmers'  officers  of  the  customs  have  not  yet 
brought  in  their  accounts.  They  shall  have  no  allowance  but 
according  to  the  letter  of  their  grants. 

Of  the  increase  of  exports  over  imports  will  shortly 
send  an  abstract  of  the  several  commodities  shipped  from 
every  port  this  last  year ;  the  general  of  quantity,  being  live 
beeves,  hides,  tallow,  corn,  yarn,  barreled  beef  and  fish,  and 
from  some  of  the  Mounster  ports  great  proportions  of  woollen 
commodities,  as  caddowes,  rugges,  wool,  mantles,  Irish  frize, 
and  the  like. 

Of  deceits  concerning  the  ingress  of  commodities  little  or 
no  mention  is  made  in  the  book  of  entries  of  any  gold  or 
silver,  or  of  any  kinds  of  silk.  Will  give  directions  to  the 
officers  of  the  ports  to  incite  them  to  better  inspection. 

Is  glad  His  Majesty  has  not  absolutely  farmed  the  customs, 
and  that  course  which  he  writes  of  His  Majesty's  intention  to 
grant  away  the  moiety  of  the  profits  accruing  above  the  old 


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1618. 


rent  will  be  the  less  disprofitable  if  no  defalcations  be  allowed 
out  of  the  6,0001.  certain  rent,  but  out  of  the  increasing  profit, 
and  if  the  moiety  be  only  granted  after  such  defalcation. 

Since  his  opinion  is  asked  touching  the  proposition  of  farm- 
ing the  12c?.  on  the  Sundaj-^  due  by  recusants  for  10,000?. 
by  the  year,  will  express  himself  clearly  that  he  absolutely 
dissents  from  that  course  upon  any  conditions  whatever,  and 
though  he  could  fortify  his  opinion  with  many  strong  reasons, 
will  only  enforce  this  one,  that  he  conceives  it  can  never 
accord  with  policy  of  state  to  commit  so  general  a  penalty  to 
the  power  of  any  particular  persons,  especially  considering 
that  the  bulk  of  this  kingdom  consists  of  recusants,  insomuch 
that  he  dares  confidentially  affirm  that  ,if  that  penalty  were 
exactly  taken  upon  all  who  are  liable  to  it  by  law,  it  would 
amount  to  a  far  greater  sum  than  100,000?.  by  the  year,  and 
he  would  never  desire  to  see  it  in  the  power;of  any  subjects 
to  prosecute  the  extent  of  that  statute  for  their  own  advan- 
tage ;  for  then  he  fears  that  desire  of  gain  would  transport 
them  beyond  moderation,  and  thereby  hazard  a  general  revolt, 
which,  or  a  general  reformation,  must  instantly  ensue  if  that 
penalty  were  prosecuted  to  the  uttermost.  If  the  propositions 
were  in  England,  where  the  protestant  party  far  exceeds  the 
recusants,  would  subscribe  to  it,  as  being  without  danger,  but 
as  things  stand  here,  there  is  no  one  affair  in  this  kingdom 
the  well  managing  whereof  requires  more  grand  consideration 
for  the  matter,  and  temperate  execution  in  the  manner  of 
levying  that  penalty. 

Upon  this  occasion  will  assume  liberty  to  intimate  to  him 
that  as  he  conceives  it  to  be  dangerous  to  let  that  penalty  to 
farm,  so  he  is  of  opinion  that  it  would  be  more  pleasing  to  the 
recusants  that  such  moneys  as  are  levied  in  this  case  should 
be  converted  to  His  Majesty's  own  use  or  be  disposed  by  his 
princely  appointment,  or  by  public  authority  of  this  State, 
rather  than  to  be  at  the  disposition  of  any  particular  person 
whosoever,  as  now  it  is  of  the  Bishop  Almoner.^  Speaks  not 
this  for  any  diminution  of  that  most  reverend  personage  who 
is  therewith  entrusted  by  His  Majesty,  for  he  esteems  him  to 
be  a  most  pious  sincere  man,  and  his  conscience  witnesses  with 
him  that  he  will  religiously  distribute  what  comes  to  his  hands, 
according  to  the  great  confidence  reposed  in  him ;  but  as  he 
was  inwardly  against  that  particle  of  his  grant  since  his  first 
notion  of  it,  so  he  is  still  of  belief  that  better  effects  in  the 
execution  of  that  statute  would  have  been  derived  from  the 
authority  of  the  Deputy  and  Council  here  through  all  parts 
of  this  kingdom,  and  the  many  persons  to  be  necessarily  used 
in  collection  of  those  moneys  would  have  been  more  fitly 
chosen,  and  enjoined  to  render  just  accounts  of  their  several 
employments  to  a  public  state  than  can  possibly  occur  by  the 
endeavours  of  any  one  person,  how  industrious  and  judicial 


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1618. 

soever.  As  the  matter  is  now  handled,  no  man  knows  what 
moneys  come  to  the  Bishop  Almoner's  hands  but  himself  only. 
He  makes  substitutes  in  all  places,  and  they  account  to  him, 
and  albeit  he  (Sir  Francis)  is  confident  of  his  Lordship's 
integrity,  yet  he  thinks  it  possible  that  some  of  his  substitutes 
may  be  unjust,  and  therefore  thinks  it  necessary  that  some 
course  were  pursued  that  all  such  as  are  authorised  by  his 
Lordship  to  collect  those  moneys  should  give  an  acknowledg- 
ment of  the  receipt  thereof  under  their  hands  to  every  church- 
warden or  other  particular  officer  in  every  parish  from  whom 
they  received  the  same,  and  that  those  notes  may  at  every 
public  assizes  be  brought  to  the  judges  of  assize,  to  the  end 
they  may  deliver  the  same  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council, 
whereby  it  may  appear  what  is  the  total,  and  whether  the 
Bishop  Almoner's  substitutes  truly  account  to  him,  whereas 
otherwise  it  is  in  their  own  election  to  detain  what  they 
please. 

Gave  Sir  John  King  a  remembrance  to  procure  some  direc- 
tion from  thence  touching  the  point,  as  a  thing  very  material 
for  public  satisfaction,  for  when  His  Majesty  may  know  cer- 
tainly what  money  is  levied  in  this  kind  he  may  examine  or 
direct  the  disposal  of  it  as  he  please,  and  if  the  levy  be  so 
great  as  is  voiced,  it  will  be  a  matter  worthy  His  Majesty  and 
my  Lord's  consideration  how  to  dispose  most  aptly  thereof ; 
and  to  that  end  he  could  wish  that  some  commandment  might 
come  from  hence,  requiring  the  Bishop  Almoner  to  send  over 
half-yearly  certificates  to  His  Majesty  or  my  Lords  of  his 
receipts  and  disbursements,  for  all  the  Council  here  are  absolute 
strangers  to  the  particularities  thereof,  as  indeed  they  are 
to  many  other  businesses  of  great  consequence,  wherein  he 
thinks  their  advice  and  endeavours  would  give  much  advan- 
tage to  His  Majesty's  profit  and  service. 

Will  only  add  that  the  taking  of  12d.  on  the  Sunday  upon 
4,000  persons,  in  the  year  makes  10,000Z.,  and  that  number  is 
not  great,  being  moderately  selected  through  all  parts  of  this 
kingdom,  by  which  he  concludes  against  the  farm  with  this 
further  demonstration,  that  if  His  Majesty  will  be  pleased  to 
appoint  the  sum  which  he  will  have  raised  by  that  penalty, 
the  number  of  persons  are  to  be  proportioned  accordingly,  and 
he  should  think  that  this  State  might  manage  that  business 
by  His  Majesty's  commandment  with  more  indiiferency  and 
general  contentment  than  any  particular  person  whosoever ; 
for  it  is  the  condition  of  multitudes  to  oppose  and  repine  at 
particular  men's  actions,  when  they  will  condescend  and  submit 
to  the  public  directions  of  a  Prince  or  State. 

Knows  well  that  he  varies  in  opinion  with  some  chief  per- 
sons here  touching  this  business,  which  perhaps  they  desire 
should  continue  in  the  course  now  in  practice,  and  their  know- 
ledge of  his  freedom  herein  will  bring  dislike  upon  him ;  but 
he,  who  is  reserved  enough  otherwise,  has  delivered  his  opinion 


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1618. 

faithfully  to  him,  as  he  will  ever  do  in  whatsoever  he  shall 
please  to  require  it  of  him. — Dublin,  22  February  1617. 
Pf.  4.    Signed.    Endd. 


Feb.  26.      398.        The  Loed  Deputy  to  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Dublin  Castle,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Henry  Baron  of 

vol.  62,  p.  27o'.  Ibreckan  of  the  government  of  Thomond,  with  the  fee  of  10s. 

a  day,  his  father,  Donagh  Earl  of  Thomond,  being  desirous  to 
assign  the  same  to  him. 

Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

Mar.  3.       399.        Sir  Henry  Docwra  to  [  ]. 

^■^■'  23^6^'  Thanks  him  for  acceptance  of  his  services  by  a  letter  in  his 

own  hand. 

The  affairs  of  this  kingdom  worthy  of  being  advertised  he 
takes  to  be  are  the  business  of  Wexford,  Waterford,  and  the 
levying  of  the  aid. 

For  that  of  Wexford  it  is  now  thought  fully  accomplished, 
and  the  new  measuring  of  those  lands  has  now  discovered 
that  half  the  country  was  before  distributed  under  the  name 
of  a  quarter  only,  so  that  the  proportions  reduced  to  the  true 
intention  of  His  Majesty,  a  fourth  part  is  cast  back  again  to 
the  natives,  whereof  there  are  by  that  means  now  about  four 
score  made  freeholders  more  than  formerly  were ;  for  which 
unexpected  good  befallen  them  they  seem  to  be  heartily 
thankful  to  the  King,  and  such  undertakers  as  had  patents 
full  and  completely  passed  unto  them  and  surrendered  them 
in  their  obedience  to  the  King  have  taken  them  out  anew, 
and  hold  themselves  satisfied,  as  they  seem,  with  that  allow- 
ance that  is  given  them  by  a  true  and  exact  measure.  The 
rest  of  the  patents  not  perfected  but  intended  only  and  left 
in  the  Hanaper,  are  utterly  frustrated ;  only  the  Bishop  of 
Waterford  has  got  by  the  bargain  1,000  acres,  and  Sir  Francis 
Blundell  500,  which  His  Majesty  lately  expressed  his  pleasure 
they  should  have  given  them.  The  King's  rent  is  raised  on 
the  whole  about  300?.  a  year,  and  the  charge  of  the  work 
defrayed  by  the  country. 

For  them  of  Waterford,  their  carriage  has  been  strange. 
Many  a  fair  show  of  promise  have  they  made  of  freely  sur- 
rendering their  charters,  and  for  that  purpose  have  even  given 
power  to  certain  attorneys  to  do  it,  but  so  very  defectively 
that  His  Majesty's  counsel-at-law  thought  fit  to  propound  it 
unto  them  in  a  more  full  and  perfect  form,  which  they  dis- 
liked not  of,  but  craved  time  to  go  home  and  propound  it 
anew  in  their  town  assembly,  with  certain  promises  to  return 
Ijy  a  day  (which,  as  he  remembers,  was  the  last  of  the 
holidays  at  the  furthest).  But  they  have  neither  come  nor 
sent,  and  frequent  advertisements  have  been  brought  from 
amongst  them,  which  imply  that  they  have  no  intention  of 
fulfilling  their  professions.  The  judgment  is  thereupon  de- 
nounced in  the  Chancery  for  seizing  their  liberties,  and  by 


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)618. 

virtue  of  that  commission  lately  come  from  England,  the 
Lord  Chief  Justice  is  gone  to  put  it  in  execution,  and  about 
this  time  they  make  account  the  Lord  President  of  that  pro- 
vince and  he  are  met  about  it ;  how  they  will  take  the  matter 
when  they  see  themselves  reduced  to  the  state  of  private  meh, 
and  their  town,  of  whose  antiquity  and  fidelity  they  were  wont 
to  brag,  to  be  a  mere  disfranchised  village,  shall  he  hopes  to 
hear  very  shortly. 

For  the  aid,  there  are  10  shires  already  accounting  the 
cities  of  Dublin,  Drogheda,  and  Kilkenny  that  have  freely 
yielded  to  charge  themselves  with  a  contribution,  some  of 
2001.,  some  of  2501.,  and  some  of  300?.  apiece,  which  amounts 
to  in  all  about  2,500Z.,  and  when  the  rest  for  the  whole 
kingdom  shall  come  in,  which  they  make  no  doubt  will  follow 
these  examples,  it  is  estimated  to  come  to  a  matter  of  6,000?. 
or  7,000?.,  which  they  desire  may  be  gathered  at  two  pay- 
ments, one  in  May  next  and  the  other  about  Michaelmas 
following. 

The  treating  of  this  business  makes  the  Lord  Deputy 
tender  for  imposing  any  charge  on  the  country  for  relief  of 
the  soldiers,  whose  wants  notwithstanding  are  brought  unto 
him,  to  be  grown  to  the  highest  extremity.  Wishes  they 
may  be  considered  of  in  England.  It  behoves  him  to  speak 
in  that  business,  but  what  to  say  more  therein  than  he  has 
already  he  cannot  imagine,  and  could  justly  complain  of  the 
jealousies  and  the  slanders  he  incurs  by  it  are  great  and 
undeserved,  but  he  knows  well  the  state  of  the  time.  Must 
attend  with  patience.  Beseeches  him  not  to  withdraw  his 
hand  from  procuring  them  some  redress  at  least  with  the 
greatest  conveniency  and  speed  that  may  be.  The  plantation 
of  Longford  is  prepared  for  by  the  Lord  Deputy.  Thinks  he 
looks  daily  for  some  directions  from  the  King.  WiU  say 
nothing  of  it,  but  prays  God  His  Majesty  be  not  urged  by 
importimate  suitors  to  give  away  more  than  all  the  escheated 
lands  will  bear. — Dublin,  3  March  1617. 

Pp.  3.     Signed.     Encld. 

April  1.     400.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys  or  Sir  Robert 
Dubiiu,  Jacob,  Knt. 

vol.  62,  p  283.  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  a  grant  unto  Edward  Elliott 

of  the  office  of  searcher,  packer,  and  guadger  in  the  ports  of 
Waterford,  New  Rosse,  and  the  creeks  belonging,  with  a 
yearly  fee  of  61.  13s.  4(i.  English,  upon  the  surrender  of  the 
same  by  Thos.  Pulford. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

April  21.    401.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Dublin  Castle,  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Patrick  Maule, 

vor6^2,  p^l'vo.  one  of  the  King's  bedchamber,  of  three  parts  of  four  of  the 

benefit  of  all  intrusions,  concealed  wardships,  fines  for  aliena- 


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tion  -without  license,  meane  profits,  &c.  according  to  His  Ma- 
jesty's letters  of  28  February  last,  the  fourth  part  to  be 
reserved  to  the  King. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

April  22.     402.        Wool  and  Woolfells. 

^vol'  234  ^7 ^'  ■'^°*®  ^^  *^®  bonds  taken  by  the  customer  of  Drogheda  for 

wools  and  woolfells  shipped  at  the  said  port. 
P.  1.    ETidd. 

April  28.    403.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte  Pa°'r  Warrant  to  forbear  to  insert  certain  lands  and  houses  in  the 

vol.  62,  p.  282.  town  and  fields  of  Clayne,  co.  Kildare,  to  pass  unto  Mr.  Wm. 

Crowe,  upon  the  Lord  Roche's  grant,  until  after  considera- 
tion of  the  claim  of  Anthony  St.  Leger,  Esq.,  to  the  said 
property. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 


vol.  234,  7a. 


April.       404.        Minute  of  Letter  from  [  ]  to  the  Lord 

SP-,  Ireland,  DEPUTY. 

To  assist  Sir  J.  King  and  Mr.  Burchenshaw  in  taking  the 
musters. 

To  require  the  Master  and  Fellows  of  Dublin  College  to  keep 
the  weekly  lecture  in  Christchurch  either  upon  Fridays  or  Tues- 
days, as  he  shall  appoint,  without  the  former  allowance  of  40?.per 
annum,  which  they  had  for  it,  in  regard  His  Majesty  has  dealt 
very  graciously  and  bountifully  with  them  and  the  college, 
otherwise  the  Lords  to  give  allowance  that  the  said  Lord 
Deputy  appoint  so  many  several  collectors  of  the  fines  and 
casualties  as  he  and  the  vice-treasurer  shall  think  fit,  and  to  give 
them  in  consideration  of  their  pains  26;.  sterling  out  of  every 
20s.  that  they  shall  coUect  and  bring  in.  And  likewise  for 
such  part  of  the  said  fines  and  casualties  as  the  aforesaid 
collectors  shall  not  receive,  but  return  nihils  after  twice  writ- 
ing for,  to  appoint  new  coUeetoi^,  and  to  allow  them  5s.  in  the 
pound  for  their  pains  and  service  therein. 

That  his  lordship  be  required  to  command  the  commissioners 
of  the  wards  to  call  for  all  such  as  be  in  ward,  and  take  a 
sure  course  with  their  guardians  for  their  bringing  up  and 
education  in  Dublin,  and  when  they  shall  be  fit  for  it,  in  the 
college,  and  to  compel  their  guardians  and  such  as  have  the 
profits  of  their  livings,  to  allow  the  said  wards  competent 
maintenance  respectively. 

And  lastly,  that  his  Lordship  be  required  to  observe  His 
Majesty's  directions  now  sent,  and  all  others  formerly  sent,  or 
hereafter  to  be  sent,  either  from  His  Majesty  or  the  Lords,  by 
way  of  instruction,  and  to  acquaint  the  Council  therewith  from 
time  to  time,  and  in  all  haste  his  secretaries  to  record  them, 
and  read  them  twice  a  year  at  the  Council  board,  for  the  better 
informing  of  his  Lordship  and  the  Council  there. 


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That  he  please  to  take  notice  of  the  want  of  money  to  pay 
the  army,  which  the  Lord  Treasurer  promiseth  shall  be  sent 
half-yearly  henceforward,  and  that  the  arrears  shall  be  paid  as 
soon  as  money  comes  into  the  Exchequer  here. 

His  Lordship  to  be  required  to  take  care  for  the  putting 
in  execution  of  his  own  instructions,  concerning  the  spiritual 
livings  and  lands  appointed  for  the  said  schools  in  Ulster. 

Pp.  3.  Endd. :  April  1618.  A  minute  of  a  letter  concerning 
Sir  John  Kinge  and  others. 

[April  1618  ?]  405.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  "Jq  permit  the  Earl  of  Thomond  to  come  into  England. 


vol.  234,  7b, 


P.  1.     Endd. :  "  E.  of  Thomond.     Never  seen  or  signed." 


[April.]    406.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 
S"fi2  "^^^247  Could  not  write  sooner  in  answer  to  his  Lordship's  letter 

'^'       '  concerning  Waterford,  because  "  many  of  vis,  by  reason  of  His 

Majesty's  journeys  abroade  we  are  dispearsed,"  and  because  the 
directions  formerly  given  concerning  Kilkenny  and  Limerick 
on  like  "  undutifull  proceedings  in  the  election  of  their  magis- 
trates might  give  his  Lordship  some  light  of  His  Majesty's 
intention  "  to  reduce  them  to  obedience.  Therefore  in  the  case 
of  Waterford  they  signify  in  the  King's  name  that  legal  pro- 
ceedings are  to  be  taken,  either  by  quo  warranto  or  scire  facias 
as  His  Majesty's  counsel  shall  advise.  And  when  by  the 
course  of  the  laws  the  liberties  of  this  city,  or  of  other  towns, 
shall  be  in  His  Majesty's  hands,  they  shall  then  rest  in  the 
nature  of  villages,  without  authority  or  power  of  government ; 
a  provisional  form  of  rule  being  established  until  the  King 
sees  fit  to  reincorporate  them  on  reasonable  terms. 

Pp.  2.     Endd. 

April.      407.        Petition  of  James  Spenser  and  other  Enghsh  Inhabi- 
S.P.,  Ireland,  tanfs  of  a  Plantation  in  Carbrie,  county  Cork,  to  the 

yo\.2.u,io.  Privy  Council. 

Whereas  Sir  John  Skinner,  Knt.,  deceased,  Tho.  Crook,  and 
John  Winthropp,  Tho.  Notte,  and  Jas.  Salmon,  gent.,  and 
many  other  Enghsh  gentlemen,  about  ten  years  since  purchased 
several  parcels  of  lanji  lying  in  the  barony  of  Carbrie  in  county 
Cork,  with  resolution  at  their  great  charge  to  erect  several  Eng- 
lish towns,  plant  several  colonies  of  English  people,  and  settle 
God's  true  religion,  and  due  subjection  to  His  Majesty  in  those 
parts ;  divers  Irish  recusants  have  combined  themselves  to  oppose 
the  said  plantation,  amongst  whom  one  Walter  Coppinger,  of 
Cloghan,  gent.,  was  and  is  the  principal.  In  pursuit  of  which 
design  they  have  for  these  ten  years  last  past  sought  by  mani- 
fold unlawful  means  to  banish  all  the  English  people  out  of 
those  parts,  and  by  their  continual  corrupt  and  violent  courses 
have  undone  many,  and  extremely  dampnified  others  of  the 


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said  English  inhabitants.  Whereof  divers  former  complaints 
having  been  made  to  their  Lordships  by  several  petitions  of 
multitudes  of  Englishmen,  and  seconded  by  reports  in  writing 
from  the  Lord  President  and  council  of  the  province  of 
Munster,  they  were  pleased  to  give  orders  at  sundry  times  for 
prevention  of  the  said  practices  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  the 
Lord  President.  Whereupon  the  said  Coppinger  and  divers  of 
his  confederates  have  been  censured  in  the  Star  Chamber  there, 
for  procuring  multitudes  of  indictments  of  treasons,  felonies, 
riots,  and  other  crimes  to  be  found  against  the  said  English 
inhabitants  upon  some  feigned  surmises  and  corrupt  oaths, 
with  practices  by  popish  juries,  and  for  committing  bloody 
riots  upon  them  to  weary  them  from  those  parts.  Notwith- 
standing all  which  discoveries  and  punishments,  the  said 
Coppinger,  continuing  his  malicious  and  covetous  desire  to 
supplant  the  said  plantationers  and  get  their  possessions,  has 
by  very  many  forgeries,  champerties,  maintainers,  and  other 
like  corrupt  and  unlawful  courses,  (for  which  he  is  yet  uncen- 
sured,)  gotten  several  pretended  titles  to  all  their  lands ;  under 
colour  whereof  he  continues  these  unjust  vexations  to  their 
excessive  damage,  and  many  of  their  utter  undoings,  unless 
their  Lordships  shall  afford  them  relief  in  their  accustomed 
justice  and  wisdom.  For  redress  whereof  and  for  the  full 
discovery  of  the  said  popish  conspiracy  against  the  planting 
of  English  protestants  in  those  parts,  and  for  the  prevention 
thereof,  and  for  the  discovery  of  many  other  practices  of  the 
said  Coppinger's,  whereby  he  has  unlawfully  gotten  into  the 
possession  of  many  lands  of  very  great  value  belonging  of 
right  to  His  Majesty,  to  the  Church,  and  to  many  of  His 
Highness's  subjects  in  those  parts,  and  for  the  restoring  thereof 
as  of  right  they  ought,  and  that  the  said  English  inhabitants, 
upon  full  discovery  of  the  premises,  may  have  the  benefit 
of  their  Lordships'  former  orders  for  their,  protection  against 
future  oppression. 

Pray  them  to  grant  a  commission  to  some  understanding 
commissioners  in  those  parts  to  examine  such  witnesses  as 
shall  be  nominated  unto  them  upon  the  articles  hereunto 
annexed,  and  to  return  their  depositions  to  them,  and  also  to 
require  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  or  the  Lord  President  of 
Munster,  without  delay,  to  send  the  said  Coppinger  before  their 
Lordships  to  answer  to  the  premises. 

P.  1. 

May  2.     408,        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Cartl^^pers,'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Richard  Eyton  of 

vol.  62,  p.  279.  the  office   of  Clerk  of  the  Market  in   all  Leinster,  and  the 

counties  of  East  and  West  Meath,  -wifh  the  annual  fee  of  101. 

English.    Vacant  by  the  forfeiture  of  the  office  by  the  absence, 

without  warrant,  of  Edw.  Brookes. 

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1618. 

May  5. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  274. 


May  6, 

Dublin, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  267. 


May  6. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  273. 


May  6. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  278. 


May  6. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  271. 


May  7. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  277. 


May  8. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  272. 


409.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  license  to  Donnogh  Earl 
of  Thomond  to  go  to  England,  and  remain  there  four  months, 
according  to  His  Majesty's  letters  of  January  12  last. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

410.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General  or  Sir 

Robert  Jacob,  Knt.,  His  Majesty's  Solicitor. 

Warrant  to  draw  forth  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of 
Printer- General  for  Ireland  unto  Felix  Kingston,  Mathew 
Lownes,  and  Bartholomew  Downes,  citizens  and  stationers  of 
London,  being  recommended  by  the  Company  of  Stationers, 
for  the  term  of  21  years  after  the  expiration,  surrender,  forfei- 
ture, or  other  avoidance  whatsoever  of  the  patent  heretofore 
granted  to  John  Frankton,  now  printer  here,  with  this  proviso, 
that  the  grant  shall  not  be  in  anywise  i-epugnant  or  contrary 
to  any  grant  heretofore  made  to  Robt.  Barker,  His  Majesty's 
printer  in  England,  or  to  Bonham  Norton,  or  any  others. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head. 

411.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Elizabeth  widow 
of  Ralph  Birchensha,  of  an  annuity  of  \00l.  English,  accord- 
ing to  His  Majesty's  letters  of  April  3  last. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

412.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Neile  Karny  of  the 
King's  free  pardon  for  killing  Tobye  Sheyagh. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

413.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Adam  Birchensha 
of  an  annuity  of  501.  on  the  decease  of  his  father  Ralph, 
according  to  His  Majesty's  letters  of  April  3  last. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

414.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

WaiTant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  of  the  office  of  one 
of  His  Majesty's  Secretaries  of  Ireland,  with  all  rights  belonging 
to  it,  as  Sir  Dudley  Norton  enjoyed  it  in  the  lifetime  of  Sir 
Rd.  Cooke,  according  to  His  Majesty's  letters  of  Oct.  31,  in 
the  14th  of  his  reign. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

415.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  license  to  John  Kennedy, 
second  Chamberlain  of  the  Exchequer,  to  remain  in  England 
for  six  months,  with  a  grant  of  a  pardon  for  his  absence 
hitherto. 

P,  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Endd. 


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1618. 

May  8. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  276. 


May  8. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  269. 


May  14. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  8. 


May  15. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  255. 


May  15. 

Dublin, 
Carte  Papers, 
vol.  62,  p.  264. 


416.  The  LoED  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Sir  Francis  Annesley 
of  all  fees,  profits,  &e.,  as  Sir  Dudley  Norton  hath  for  the 
execution  of  the  office  of  Principal  Secretary  in  Ireland,  without 
making  mention  therein  of  Sir  Francis'  surrender  of  the  grant 
made  to  him  of  the  offices  of  Mustermaster-General  and  Clerk 
of  the  Cheque,  the  said  Sir  Francis  having  hitherto  dis- 
charged the  duties  of  one  of  the  principal  secretaries  without 
fee. 

Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

417.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davis. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Robert  King  of 
the  offices  and  place  of  Mustermaster-General  and  Clerk  of 
the  Cheque  of  Ireland,  according  to  His  Majesty's  letters  of 
April  14  last,  on  surrender  of  the  same  by  Sir  Francis  Annesley. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

418.  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 
The  bearer  of  these  letters  is  the  Earl  of  Thomond.     Were 

unwilling  at  this  time  to  admit  his  departure  considering  the 
importance  of  his  residence  within  the  province  of  Munster, 
and  especially  at  Waterford,  where  his  presence  and  judicious 
carriage  has  produced  general  obedience  of  those  people  to 
the  provincial  government  since  their  disfranchisement.  The 
Lord  of  Ibrackan  and  Sir  Thomas  Browne  supply  his  govern- 
ment during  his  absence. — Dublin  Castle,  14  May. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  J.  Armaghe, 
Arth.  Chichester,  Geo.  Miden,  &c. ;  Garrett  Moore,  Cha. 
Wilmot,  Arthur  Savage,  Hen.  Docwra,  Dom.  Sarsfelde,  WiUiam 
Methwold,  Will.  Jones,  Ad.  Loftus,  Toby  Caulfield,  Fr.  Aungier, 
Hugh  Montgomerie,  J.  Kinge,  James  Hamilton,  Fra.  Annesley. 

Pp.  2.    Add.    Endd. 

419.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Laurence  Esmond 
(without  fine)  of  the  wardship  and  custody  of  the  body  of 
Edmond  Lord  Burgh  of  Castle  Connell,  of  the  benefit  of  his 
marriage,  and  profit  of  his  lands  during  his  minority. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

420.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Warrant  to   draw  up   a  fiant  containing  a  grant  to  Sir 

Barnard  Greenevile,  Kt.,  of  a  court  leet  and  a  court  baron 
to  be  holden  at  Fermoy,  co.  Cork,  and  another  for  the 
segniorie  of  Kynalmeky  in  the  same  county,  two  fairs  yearely 
at  Fermoy  aforesaid  on  St.  Barnabas  day  and  St.  Simon 
and  St.  Jude,  and  a  weekly  market  every  Friday,  and 
also  two  fairs  yearely  at  Nucestowne  in  the  segniorie  of 
Kinalmeky,  one  on  May-day  and  the  other  upon  St.  Francis' 
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day,  and  a  weekly  market  to  be  kept  there  every  Thursday. 
Keserving  to  the  King  for  the  said  fairs  and  markets  the 
yearly  rent  of  31.  Irish. 

P.  1.     Orig.    Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

May  16.     421.        Passport   from  the    Lord   Deputy   for  Christopher 

S.P.,  Ireland,  NeWGENT. 

'  '  The  King's  license  to  Christopher  Newgent  of  Corbetston, 

Esq.,  to  make  his  repair  to  the  Spa  in  Germany,  and  there  to 
remain  by  the  space  of  six  months  next  ensuing  the  date 
hereof  for  the  better  recovery  of  his  health.  Given  at  His 
Majesty's  Castle  of  Dublin,  16  May  1618. 

Add. :  "  To  aU  governors,  mayors,  sheriffs,  justices  of  the 
peace,  and  others  His  Majesty's  officers,  ministers,  and  sub- 
jects to  whom  it  may  appertain,  and  to  every  of  them." 

Signed  and  covmtersign^d  :  He.  Holcrofb. 

P.  1.    Endd. 

May  18.      422.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^^{'234  T?'  Have  licensed  the  inhabitants  of  Waterford  to  send  agents 

'     ■  over.     As  to  the  affairs  of  Waterford  and  their  proceedings 

therein,  they^refer  to  the  relation  of  the  President  of  Munster, 

who  is  in  his  repair  to  their  Lordships. — Dublin  Castle,  18 

May  1618. 

Signed:  01.    St.  John,   Tho.  Dublin,   Cane,  Geor.  Miden, 
Hen.  Docwra,  WiU.  Jones,  WiUm.  Methwold,  Hugh  Mont- 
gomerie,  Laurence  Esmonde,  J.  Kinge,  James  Hamiltone. 
P.  1.    Add.     Endd. 

May  18.      423.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 
^'^'m^To'  ^^  John  Kinge  has  arrived  with  letters  and  the  two  new 

'     ■  establishments.     Money  is  to  be  sent  for  the  relief  of  the 

soldiers,  some  of  whom  had  been  starved  to  death. — Dublin 
Castle,  18  May  1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Arth.  Chichester, 
Geo.  Miden,   Cha.  Wilmot,  Arthur  Savage,  WiU.  Jones,  WUl. 
Methwold,   Fr.   Aungier,   Toby   Caulfield,   H.   Power,   Fran. 
Kingston,  Laurence  Esmonde,  J.  Kinge,  Fra.  Annesley. 
Pp.  3.     Add.     Endd.     Enclosing, 

May  20.      424.         Certificate  of  Monies  received  and  Arrears  due. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Certificate  of  all  monies  received  from  1  July  1616  to  31 

^°  ■      '    '■  March  1618,  and  also  the  amount  of  arrears  due  to  the  army 

till  that  time. 

Signed  by  Docwra. 
Pp.  2.    Endd. 

S.P.,  Ireland,    425.  LiST  of  CONCORDATUMS. 

vol.234,  on.  ^  jjg^  ^£  concordatums  as  have  to  be  paid  out  of  the 

treasure  and  revenue  between  1  October  1617  and  31  March 
1618.     12  October  1617,  to  Ric.  Morgan,  for  charges  of  repair 


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to  England  to  show  His  Majesty  some  of  the  silver  mines 
discovered  in  this  kingdom.  18  October  1617,  to  Mr.  Harry 
Holcrofte,  one  of  the  Lord  Deputy's  secretaries.  22  October 
1617,  to  Capt.  Hugh  Clatworthy.  29  November  1617,  101. 
English  to  Cormocke  O'Hagan,  for  kiUing  of  one  Eevelyn 
M'Colloe  M'Donnell  O'Neile,  a  notable  and  proclaimed  traitor, 
and  paid  out  of  the  treasure.  9  December  1617,  to  Matt. 
Bentlie,  pursviivant,  for  employment  into  remote  parts,  having 
lost  a  horse  therein  price  5?.  sterling.  7  December  1617,  to 
Sir  Wm.  Usher,  Kt.,  clerk  of  His  Majesty's  Priv^'  Council,  for 
his  pains  taken  in  keeping  an  exact  book  of  all  the  sums  of 
the  estreats,  fines,  &c.  taken  at  general  and  quarter  sessions 
for  three  years  according  to  His  Majesty's  special  directions. 
20  January  1617,  Eleanor  Walshe,  widow  of  one  Nich. 
Bennett,  late  pursuivant.  January  1617,  to  Capt.  Hugh 
Culme,  for  his  entertainment  as  provost-marshal  of  counties 
Cavan  and  Monaghan  for  245  days  ended  31  December  1617. 
4  February  1617,  to  Garrett  M'Lisaughe,  for  apprehending 
one  Teige  Eeaghe  O'Connor,  a  notable  rebel ;  eodem  to  Sir 
Tho.  Eotherhame,  Knt.,  for  viewing  castles  and  forts  of  Mona- 
ghan, Moyerie  Mountjoie,  and  Charlemount  M'hereinhe  abided 
20  days.  7  February  1617,  to  Rob.  Pepper,  owner  of  the 
post  bark,  towards  a  late  loss  sustained  at  sea  coming  over 
with  packets  and  other  expeditions,  the  master  of  his  bark 
'being  cast  away,  &c.  12  February  1617,  to  Wm.  Kinge,  gent., 
for  his  travel,  charges,  and  carriage  into  England,  with  Brian 
O'E-orcke,  His  Majesty's  ward,  whose  delivery  there  the 
Lords  of  the  Privy  Council  have  certified,  wishiag  the  said 
WUliam  Kinge  to  be  recompensed  for  the  trust.  February 
1617,  to  Dan.  Mullyneuxe,  Ulster  King-of-arms,  for  attendance 
and  publication  of  His  Majesty's  style  eight  festival  days. 
10  March  1617,  to  Capt.  Nich.  Pynnar,  for  employment  into 
the  province  of  Ulster  and  Connaught  to  view  the  forts,  &c. 
8  March  1617,  to  Sir  J  a.  Ward,  Elnt,,  His  Majesty's  auditor, 
for  his  extraordinary  pains  taken  in  trying  and  casting  the 
several  subsidy  rolls  for  both  payments  and  for  paper  and 
parchment  about  the  accounts,  being  in  number  260.  Octo- 
ber 1617,  to  John  Steere,  late  chaplain  to  the  Lord  President 
of  Munster,  for  three  [half  years  entertainment ;  he  was 
usually  paid  in  the  province  by  the  clerk  of  the  fines  there, 
but  the  fines  being  all  paid  into  the  Exchequer,  sued  to  be 
paid  out  of  revenue.  13  November  1617,  to  Th.  Lloyd,  chap- 
lain to  the  Lord  President  and  state  of  Munster.  12  Novem- 
ber 1617,  to  Nich.  Beavans,  keeper  of  the  Council  Chamber. 
1  December  1617,  to  Sir  Rob.  Jacob,  Knt.,  His  Majesty's 
solicitor,"for  his  journey  to  Waterford.  20  December  1617,  to 
Greg.  Holton,  pursuivant  for  the  Council  Chamber ;  eodem  to 
Sir  Beverley  Newcomen,  Knt.,  in  consideration  of  his  surren- 
dering of  the  letters  patent  of  the  office  of  keeper  of  Kilmain- 
ham  House.     25  March  1618,  to  Ann  Barnuppe,  widow,  for 

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the  relief  of  herself  and  children,  being  the  wife  of  an  ancient 
soldier  who  was  executed  as  was  alleged  upon  the  false  accu- 
sation of  some  ill-affected  to  him.  February  1617,  to  Edw. 
Haries,  chief  justice  of  the  province  of  Munster,  as  a  reward 
for  the  many  extraordinary  services  by  him  performed  at  his 
place  these  10  years  past. 

Signed  :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Brabazon,  Arthur 
Savage,  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsfelde,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr. 
Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  H.  Power,  Fran.  Kingslie,  Laurence 
Esmonde,  J.  Kinge,  Fra.  Annesley. 

23  February  1617.  A  concordatum  of  929?.  lis.  Enghsh, 
granted  to  Humphry  Farname,  Esq.,  as  so  much  formerly  by 
him  disbursed  for  the  new  building  of  the  gate  house  of  the 
Castle  of  Dublin  and  other  reparations  within  the  same,  by 
virtue  of  His  Majesty's  special  directions  contained  in  the 
25th  article  of  instructions  to  the  Deputy. 

Note  in  margin. — The  account  of  this  money  was  taken 
upon  oath  by  Sir  John  Kinge  and  Sir  Fran.  Annesley. 
Signed  as  above. 
Pp.  7.     Endd. 

May  18.      426.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 
\'o]  234  T2'  Kecommend  to  their  Lordships  the  bearer,  Sir  Adam  Loftus. 

'     ■  —Dublin  Castle,  18  May  1618. 

Signed:  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  J.  Armaghe, 
Arthur  Chichester,  Geor.  Miden,  Garrett  Moore,  Arthur 
Savage,  Cha.  Wilmot,  Thomond,  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsfelde, 
Henry  Docwra,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Field, 
J.  Kinge,  Sir  Adam  Loftus. 
P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 

May  21.      427.        Petition  of  Sir  John  Moor. 
v^lfeaf p^Teo.  Petition  of  Sir  John  Moor,  of  Croghan,  to  the  Lord  Deputy, 

praying  that  a  warrant  may  be  granted  for  a  license  of  aliena- 
tion to  enable  him  to  convey  certain  lands  to  ffafees  [feof- 
fees] to  the  use  of  his  son  and  his  sons.  With  warrant  by  the 
Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davis  to  prepare  a  fiant  in  accord- 
ance with  the  prayer  of  the  petitioner. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  end.     Endd. 

May  23.      428.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 
Carte"paperB,  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  of  pardon  unto  Sir  Thomas 

Tol.  62,  p.  268.  Phillips,  George  Carey,  Esq.,  and  John  Meeke,  Esq.,  leaving  a 

blank  for  the  fines,  and  inserting  therein  a  proviso  that  it 
shall  not  extend  to  pardon  any  that  are  defendants  in  the 
court  of  Castlechamber,  nor  to  pardon  any  intrusions,  fines, 
alienations,  arrerages,  debts,  or  accompts,  due  or  answerable 
to  His  Majesty. 

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May  25.      429.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Attorney-General. 

Carte"papers,  Warrant  to  draw  up  a  fiant  containing  a  grant  of  a  license 

vol.  62,  p.  266.  from  the  King  unto  Richard  FitzSymons,  merchant,   during 

his  life  for  the  erection  of  one  tanhouse  and  for  tanning  of 
hides  and  leather  at  Gortneyhanemagh,  the  town  where  the 
Castle  of  Lymevadie  stands  in  the  barony  of  Kennagh,  co. 
Londonderry ;  and  also  a  grant  unto  Michael  Taffe,  merchant, 
during  his  life  for  the  erection  of  a  tanhouse  and  to  tan  hides 
and  leather  at^  the  Newtowne  of  Lymevadie,  in  the  aforesaid 
barony  and  co.,  in  which  grant  is  to  be  inserted  a  clause  of 
Non  obstante  of  the  statute  prohibiting  all  persons  to  tan 
hides  except  such  as  were  licensed  by  Sir  Henry  Sidney,  Knt., 
and  also  an  inhibition  to  all  others  to  set  up  or  keep  any  tan- 
houses  within  the  said  barony,  other  than  such  as  have 
licenses  from  the  said  Sir  Hehry  Sidney  or  Sir  Arthur 
Chichester. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

May  25.    430.        The  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 

v^!'23f Ts'  ^^^'^^  *^®  wardship  of  Edmond  Lord  Burk,  of  Castle  Con- 

nell,  and  his  marriage,  to  Sir  L.  Esmond.  Comment  upon 
the  perverse  carriage  of  Theobald  Burk,  Baron  of  the  Brittas, 
in  claiming  the  honour  and  lands  of  Castleconnell  contrary  to 
His  Majesty's  intention,  when  he  was  graciousty  pleased  to 
dignify  him  with  a  new  title.  They  have  not  delivered  him 
the  house  of  Castle  Connell.— Dublin  Castle,  25  May  1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Geor.  Miden,  Thos.  Dublin,  Cane, 
Brabazon,  Cha.  Wilmot,  Hemy  Docwra,  Will.  Jones,  Willm. 
Methwold,  Toby  Caulfield,  H.  Power,  Era.  Annesley,  James 
Hamilton. 

Pp.  3.     Add.     Endd. 

[May]       431.        Return  of  the  Commissioners  at  Waterford,  by  Sir 
Carte  Papers,  John  Blennerhasset. 

vol  62  p  239 

'  '      '  Zabulon  Beirge  and  William  Phillips  appeared  before  them 

on  April  25,  and  refused  to  make  any  return  of  any  jury, 
saying  that  it  would  be  a  breach  of  their  liberties  to  do  so. 
They  find  that  from  July  1616,  when  the  office  of  mayor  was 
void  because  Alex.  CuflFe  refused  to  take  the  oath  of  supre- 
macy, until  April  1,  1617,  at  which  time  Walter  Cleer  was 
elected,  there  was  no  mayor  sworn  nor  none  that  executed  the 
office.  Since  the  death  of  Chief  Justice  Sir  Nicholas  Walshe 
some  years  ago,  there  has  been  no  recorder  elected,  nor 
sherifis  sworn  since  July  1616,  when  Patrick  Meilor  and 
Patrick  Whyte  refused  to  take  the  oath  of  supremacy,  until 
Z.  Beirge  was  elected  on  October  28,  and  Wm.  Phillips  in  the 
January  following.  Also  that  in  April  23,  1616,  a  gaol 
delivery  was  held  by  the  then  mayor  and  sheriffs,  Richard 
Wadding  assisting  them,  since  which  time  there  has  been  no 
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[June  28.] 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  15a. 


S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234,  15  b. 


441.  Thomas  Power  to  the  Lohds  of  Council. 

Petition  of  Thomas  Power,  son  of  the  late  Lord  Power,  to 
the  Privy  Council,  for  letters  to  the  Treasurer-at-war  or 
Receiver  of  Ireland  for  payment  of  the  arrears  of  his  pension. 
Order  in  Council  thereon. 

P.  1.  Endd. :  "  You  may  inform  the  Lords  that  I  have 
perused  the  establishment,  and  find  no  such  man  as  this  upon 
it." 

442.  Sir  H.  Docwra's  Certificate. 

Also  Sir  Henry  Docwra's  certificate  that  there  is  no  such 
man  on  the  establishment. 
Pp.  2. 


June  29. 

Dutlin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  257. 


443.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Randall  Povey  of 
the  ofSce  of  one  of  the  pursuivants  of  Ireland,  with  the  salary 
of  12d.  a  day  vacant  by  the  death  of  Thady  Farrall,  to  be  held 
■with  all  such  other  profits  as  have  been  enjoyed  by  his  prede- 
cessor and  by  John  Linch  and  Giles  Stanley. 
P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 


June  29. 

Dublin  Castle, 

Carte  Papers, 

vol.  62,  p.  253. 


June  29. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  234, 16. 


444.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Order  to  prepare  two  fiants  of  grants  to  Lodowik  Duke  of 
Lenox,  for  the  several  terms  of  56  years,  to  begin  March  25 
last  past,  of  the  office  of  aulnegeor  and  collector  of  the  subsidy 
and  alnage,  and  of  the  farm  of  the  same  and  moiety  of  the 
forfeitures,  fees,  and  profits  thereto  belonging  of  all  vendible 
cloths,  kersies,  frizes,  rugs,  mantles,  fastians,  stuffs,  &c.  in 
Ireland,  paying  to  the  King  a  rent  of  20?. 

Pp.  2.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

445.  The  Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 

Having  received  their  directions  by  letters  of  the  10th  of 
June,  caused  Verdon,  the  priest,  to  be  called  into  the  Castle- 
chamber,  where,  on  his  knees,  he  acknowledged  his  wicked 
error,  and  the  justice  of  his  censure,  and  seemed  to  express 
much  sorrow  for  it.  The  next  morning  sent  the  sheriffs  of 
Dublin  to  him  and  made  known  His  Majesty's  and  their 
Lordships'  merciful  favour,  who  were  pleased  that  the  part  of 
his  censure  that  concerned  his  ears  should  be  remitted,  but 
that  he  must  prepare  himself  to  endure  the  execution  of  the 
rest,  and  thence  the  sheriffs  carried  him  to  the  pillory,  it  being 
a  market  day,  and  set  him  thereon  for  the  space  of  one  hour, 
and  so  brought  him  back  to  the  Castle  again,  where  he  shall 
remain. 

By  their  letters  of  the  last  of  March,  brought  by  Sir  John 
King,  their  pleasure  was,  that  he  should  inquire  and  certify 
the  state  of  the  lands  allotted  by  His  Majesty  in  the  planta- 
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directed  commissions  to  inquire  thereof;  likewise  for  the  stay 
of  the  pension  of  4>0l.  per  annum  to  the  college  near  Dublin 
for  the  maintenance  of  a  weekly  lecture  in  Christchurch,  and 
to  require  the  college  to  undertake  the  continuance  of  that 
lecture  themselves  hereafter.  Caused  the  provost  and  fellows 
to  come  before  him  at  the  Council  table,  and  acquainted  them 
with  His  Majesty's  pleasure.  Those  of  the  fellows  that  came 
with  the  provost,  being  the  best  of  their  society,  they  found 
to  be  young  men  and  none  of  them  able,  as  was  said,  to  under- 
take that  lecture,  unless  it  were  one  or  two  that  were  beneficed, 
and  had  cures  of  souls  within  this  city  ;  so  that  it  appeared  to 
them  that,  albeit  they  should  receive  His  Majesty's  former 
bounty,  yet  of  themselves  they  were  not  able  to  continue  the 
lecture  without  employing  some  other.  Then  moved  them,  as 
a  part  of  thankfulness  for  His  Majesty's  extraordinary  bounty 
and  liberal  grants  of  great  scopes  of  lands  and  a  large  pension, 
that  they  should  out  of  their  own  means  entertain  one  or 
more  able  preachers  to  discharge  that  service,  whereunto  they 
pretended  want  of  means  to  furnish  such  an  extraordinary 
charge  without  the  lessening  of  their  society,  so  that  upon 
their  failing  the  lecture  has  since  ceased,  and  will  hence- 
forward, unless  they  be  quickened  by  an  absolute  command- 
ment to  undertake  it,  whereof  he  thought  it  meet  to  advertise 
their  Lordships. 

Received  other  letters  of  the  same  date  requiring  parti- 
cular defaults  of  the  undertakers  in  the  late  plantation  in 
Ulster.  The  overseers  appointed  must  spend  a  good  part  of 
this  summer  in  measuring  the  escheated  lands  in  Longford, 
&c.,  but  what  certificates  he  can  get  at  in  the  meantime  he 
will  transmit  to  their  Lordships.  All  the  British  passed  their 
lands  in  England,  and  few  of  their  grants  are  yet  transmitted 
to  the  Eolls  here,  and  all  their  bonds  expressing  their  con- 
ditions for  building  and  otherwise  were  taken  in  England  and 
Scotland  and  never  sent  hither,  so  that  they  have  no  ground 
to  judge  of  the  breach  of  such  conditions  as  they  stand  bound 
to  perform.  And  therefore  order  might  be  given  for  the 
sending  over  of  a  transcript  of  their  several  letters  patent 
remaining  in  His  Majesty's  records  in  England  and  of  such 
bonds  as  remain  in  Scotland,  otherwise  it  is  not  possible  to 
certify  them  of  breaches  of  their  covenants,  neither  can  His 
Majesty's  officers  of  his  Exchequer  here  set  down  the  certainty 
of  their  rents  and  reservations.  His  Majesty's  surveyor- 
general  and  escheator  of  Munster  have  attended  the  Lord 
of  Thomond  and  other  special  commissioners  authorised  to 
inquire  of  such  lands  and  rents,  &c.  as  escheated  by  the  for- 
feiture of  the  city  and  liberties  of  Waterford.  The  office  is 
not  yet  made  ready  to  be  returned  into  the  Chancery,  but 
understands  that  the  revenues  are  very  good  and  profitable, 
and  the  better  opinion  is,  that  His  Majesty  has  title  to  most 
of  the  houses  in  the  city. 


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1618. 

The  new  gatehouse  of  the  castle  of  Dublin  nearly  finished. 
Has  caused  three  brass  cannons  with  their  furniture  to  be 
put  on  a  Dutch  hoy,  and  has  bargained  with  them  for  taking 
one  more  out  of  the  fort  of  Duncannon  and  one  other  at 
Corke,  and  for  the  transporting  of  all  five  'to  the  Tower  of 
London.  Desires  that  the  culverins  and  demi-culverins  ordered 
to  be  sent  in  their  places  may  be  transported  hither  with 
speed.— Dublin,  29  June  1618. 
P-p.  3.     Signed.    Endd. 

June.       446.        Petition  of  Thomas  and  Christopher  Wilson. 

^'F'ilr^is^'  Petition  of  Sir  Thomas  Wilson,  clerk  of  papers  and  records, 

'       '  and  Christopher  Wilson,  his  brother,  praying  His  Majesty 

would  grant  2,000  acres  of  land  in  Ireland  to  Sir  Thomas  and 
1,000  acres  to  his  brother,  which  they  would  undertake  to  plant 
and  inhabit  with  English  subjects,  with  the  King's  answer 
thereto. 

"  His  Majesty  commanded  me  ta  put  him  in  mind  of  the 
petitioner  when  distribution  should  be  made  of  the  land  in- 
tended to  be  planted,  and  then  he  would  be  pleased  to  have  a 
favourable  regard  unto  him. — Humfrey  May." 

P.  1.     Endd. 

July  1.      447.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  any  of  His  Majesty's  Counsel. 
Carte  Papers,  Warrant  to  prepare  an  affidavit  containing  four  several 

'^'      '  licenses  for  the  retailing  of  wines  and  making  and  selling  of 

aqua  vitse  or  usquebaugh  by  John  Coman,  of  Athlone,  in 
Loghreagh,  co.  Galloway,  and  other  towns  in  the  said  county, 
except  Athenry,  the  town  of  Galway,  and  the  barony  of  Kil- 
connel  in  the  county  of  Galway,  and  in  the  towns  of  Birro- 
sowle,  and  in  other  towns  and  places  within  the  five  baronies, 
of  Morisk,  Birrosoule,  Irris,  Castlereagh,  and  Gallen,  co.  Mayo, 
in  Athlone,  Sligo,  Koscommon ;  by  the  said  John  Coman  in 
Ballintober  and  all  places  in  co.  Eoscommon  (except  the  town 
of  Roscommon,  the  baronies  of  Athlone  and  Boyle,  the  towns 
of  TuLske,  Elphin,  and  Ardkearne)  and  in  Ballynott ;  and  by 
Tho.  Wapoth  and  the  said  J.  Coman  within  Athlone  and  a 
mile  and  a  half  circle  round  it ;  and  by  Tho.  Nolan  of  Bal- 
linsohe  in  Callowe  and  all  places  in  the  barony  of  Kilconnell, 
with  the  petition  of  the  agent,  Geo.  Richards. 
Pp.  2.     Orig.     Signed  at  head. 

July  1.      448.        Surrender  to  the   King  of  their    Court   Baeon  of 

Acta  Eegia  KiLMACEENAN,  CoUNTY  of  DONEGAL,  by  the    ProVOSt, 

HibCTmca,  Fellows,  and  Scholars  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin. 

Ireland.  The  King,  by  letters  patent  of  9th  of  August,  in  the  8th 

year  of  his  reign,  having  granted  to  the  Provost,  Fellows,  and 
Scholars  of  Trinity  College,  near  Dublin,  the  territory  of 
Tooaghie,  in  the  county  of  Armagh,  and  Slutmutroney,  in 
Fermanagh,  and  also  the  dissolved  abbey  of  Kilmacrenan,  in 


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1618. 

the  county  of  Donegal,  and  the  lands  thereto  belonging,  and 
erected  the  same  lands  into  the  manor  of  Kilmacrenan,  with 
power  to  the  said  Provost,  Fellows,  and  Scholars  to  hold  a  Court 
Baron  there  before  their  seneschal  and  the  free  tenants  of  the 
said  manor,  the  said  Provost,  Fellows,  and  Scholars,  now  for 
ever  release  to  the  King  their  Court  Baron,  in  order  that  it 
shall  be  for  ever  extinguished. — Sealed,  and  delivered  by  the 
said  Provost,  Fellows,  and  Scholars,  1st  of  July  1618.  Ac- 
knowledged and  taken  before  Thomas,  Archbishop  of  Dublin, 
Chancellor. 

Pp.  4.     Gofy. 

July  2.      449.        Letter  of  Attorney    by  the    Provost,   Fellows,    and 
l^i''-  Scholars  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  to  Francis  Edge- 

worth. 

Empowering  him  to  acknowledge  before  the  Chancellor  or 
Master  of  the  KoUs,  or  any  of  the  Masters  of  the  Court  of 
Chancery  their  release  above  mentioned. — Dated  and  sealed 
2ndof  July  1618. 

Pp.  3.     Copy. 

July  13.     450.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
^arte°P£rtrs'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  Francis  Edgeworth 

vol.  62,  p.  261.  of  an  annuity  of  20i.  English,  on  surrender  of  the  same  by 

Edward  Carye. 

P.  1.     Orig.     Signed  at  head.    Endd. 

July  15.     [451.        Commissioners  of  "Wards  in  Ireland  to  the  Privy 

S.P.,  Ireland,    "  COUNCIL. 

'     '  Send  their  Lordships  a  "  view "  of  these  our  last  year's 

labours  in  the  execution  of  this  commission.  Met  with  great 
difficulties  in  the  performance  of  that  service  by  the  escheator's 
claims  to  both  offices  of  escheator  and  feodary,  but  have 
reduced  them  to  conformity.  Are  sending  the  wards  to  school. 
—Dublin,  15  July  1618. 

Signed :  Will.  Jones,  WiUm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  J.  Kinge, 
Dud.  Norton. 

Pp.  2.      Add.      Endd.     Sealed,     Enclosing, 

S.P.,  Ireland,    452.     View  of  the  Compositions  inade  by  the  Commissioners  for 
™'-  ^^*'  ^^'-  Wards  from  Michaelmas  1617  to  the  10th  July  1618. 

Term  Michaelmas  1617  ; — 

A  lease  of  the  lands  of  David  Mellan  to  Sir  Roger 
O'Shaghnes  {O'Shaughnessy),  Knt.,  during  the  minority  of 
lands  in  co.  Clare,  (sic.)  20l.  per  annum. 

A  lease  to  Sir  J.  Bourk  of  the  lands  of  Walter  Oge  M'Norris, 
a  ward,  in-  co.  Mayo,  81.  8s.  lOcZ. 

For  the  arrerages  of  the  same  land,  V7l.  15s.  6d 

Sir  Oliver  Shortall,  for  his  relief,  101. 


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1618. 

Seely  Fleming,  for  her  assignment  of  dower  of  lands  of  Th. 
Reogh  Brenagh,  in  co.  Mayo,  5  s. 

Sara  Brenagh,  for  lands  of  Reogh  Brenagh  in  comitatu 
prcedicto,  5s. 

The  wardship  of  Teig  O'Hara  in  co.  Sligo,  to  Sir  Charles 
Coote,  Knt,  for  266Z.  13s.  4c?. 

A  lease  of  the  land  during  the  minority  for  the  rent, 
26Z.  13s.  U. 

Sum  for  tfte  term,  fines  and  arrears,  2951.  18s.  lOd;  rents, 
551.  2s.  2d. 

Signed :  Will.  Jones,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Bud. 
Norton,  J.  Kinge,  Ri.  Percivale,  Clerk  to  Gommissiotiers  of 
Wards  in  Chancery. 

Pp.  2.    Endd. 

S.P.,  Ireland,    453.        Revenue  from  Wards. 

'       '  Statement  of  the  average  revenue  arising  on  grants  of 

wards,  fines  on  grants  of  wards,  liveries,  intrusions,  and 
alienations  for  seven  years  ending  Michaelmas  1615. 
Pp.  2.     Endd. 

July  20.     454.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 
^^  'a^T^^*^'  Kecommend  the  bearer,  Sir  E.  Jacob,  His  Majesty's  solicitor 

'     '  for  twelve  years. — Chichester  House,  near  Dublin,  20  July 

1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Will.  Jones,  Willm. 
Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  J.  Kinge,  Fr.  Annesley. 
P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 

July  28.     455.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^T  asT^'i  9*^'  ^^^  yo^iig  Lord  Barry  has  now  gone  to  attend  his  Lordship's 

'     '  commandment,  and  desires  to  present  himself  before  them, 

accompanied  by  (his)  the  Lord  Deputy's  letters,  wherein  wUl 
make  bold  to  recommend  him  to  their  favour.  Prays  them  to 
excuse  his  long  stay,  which  has  been  caused  by  some  accidents 
unexpected,  otherwise  he  was  most  willing  to  wait  upon  them 
according  to  your  directions. — Dublin,  28  July  1618. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

July  29.     456.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Chichester  House,  Warrant  to  insert  a  clause  in  the  general  fiant  for  the  pass- 

v^.  62,^^2sL  ing  of  lands  in  co.  Galway,  containing  a  grant  to  John  Bourk 

of  Dunsandle  of  a  weekty  market  to  be  kept  every  Monday  at 
Eskerroe,  near.  Killessoba,  and  a  yearly  fair  on  August  29, 
reserving  a  rent  of  20s. 
P.  1.    Signed  at  head.     Endd. 

July  31.     457.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 
Chichester  House,  Warrant  to  insert  in  the  general  grant  of  the  lands  in  the 

voh  62,  pf  2M.  county  of  Galway  a  clause  that  Sir  John  Bourke  shall  have 

all  such  privileges,  courts,  jurisdictions,  and  immunities  in  the 


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1618. 

parishes  of  Tuoghtobber    alias   Killconly,   Liskenvagh,  and 
Kilkerrine,  as  he  is  to  have  in  his  other  lands. 

Note  by  the  Lord  Deputy:  "Soe  those  landes  be  not  in 
Clanricarde,  and  within  his  Lordship's  limits,  that  they  be, 
then  an  exception  in  his  other  graunte." 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.     Endd. 
[July  1618  ?]  458.        Earl  of  Thomond  to  Sm  Clement  Edmonds. 

vol.  234^193!  Sends   the  letters  of  the   Lord  Deputy  and  his   nephew- 

Patrick.     Has  drawn  a  letter  himself 

P.  1.     Signed.    Add.    Endd.     Sealed. 

July.  459.  Petition  of  the  Citizens  of  Waterfoed  to  the  Privy 
S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL  concerning  the  restoration  of  their  Privileges. 

The  now  most  miserable  and  distressed  citizens  of  Water- 
ford,  being  very  ancient  and  always  loyal,  having  exhibited 
petition  to  your  honourable  Lordships  of  the  confusion  and 
contempt  whereunto  they  are  fallen,  do  most  humbly  beseech 
your  honours  that  you  would  be  pleased  out  of  your  accus- 
tomed clemency  so  far  to  commisserate  their  calamities  and 
infinite  grief,  as  to  vouchsafe  to  mediate  for  them  to  His  Sacred 
Majesty,  the  fountains  of  whose  mercy  and  gracious  favours 
were  never  shut  nor  utterly  denied  to  his  very  enemies,  upon 
their  true  and  humble  submission,  they  may  be  remitted  to 
His  Majesty's  grace  and  good  favour,  without  which  they 
desire  not  to  live,  and  to  beheld  worthy  by  his  bounty  of  their 
former  state,  privileges,  and  rights,  which  they  would  enjoy 
only  to  be  enabled  to  do  him  service.     And  they  shall  pray. 

P.  1.     Endd. 

July.       460.        Captain  Butler's  Petition. 
vof  23'4^iTd'  Petition  of  Captain  Thomas  Butler  to  the  Privy  Council. 

'      '  Complains  of  being  dispossessed  of  the  lands  of  Cloughgrenan 

and  Dloughie.     Prays  them  to  intercede  with  His  Majesty  to 
favour  him. 
P.  1. 

July.        461.        Thomas  Power's  Petition. 
^fisr^d^'  Petition  of  Thomas  Power,  fourth  son  to  John  late  Lord 

'       '  Power  and  Corraghmore,  to  the  Privy  Council  to  be  restored 

to  his  pension,  which  had  been  stopped  in  the  abatements, 
and  unpaid  for  five  years. 

For  services  to  the  Crown,  in  which  he  lost  an  eye,  maimed 
of  one  of  his  legs,  and  received  many  wounds  in  his  body,  it 
pleased  the  late  Queen  to  grant  him  Wl.  Irish  yearly  for  life, 
by  letters  patent. 
P.  1. 

July.       462.        Petition    of    Florence    M'Carthy    to    the    Privy 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL. 

'      ■  Has  purchased  the  remainder  of  a  lease  from  Mr.  Herbert 

Pelham  of  Carigenas  and  Rinroin,  which  Captain  Skipwith 


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1618. 

detained.     Prays  for  letters  to  the  Lord  Deputy  to  establish 
him  in  possession. 
P.  1. 

July.       463.        Petition    of   Sir    Thomas    Somerset,  Knt.,  and  the 
S.P.,  Ireland,  CouNTESs    OF    Ormond    his    Wife,    to    the    Privy 

vol.  234,i9G.  Council. 

For  letters  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Court  of  Wards  in 
Ireland,  for  settling  the  wardship  of  the  Lord  Barry. 
P.  1. 

July.         464.        Petition  of  Patrick   O'Doran,  of  Owlort  ne  Banock, 
S.P.,  Ireland,  in  the  County  of  Wexford,  to  the  Privy  Council. 

'       '  Prays  that  he  may  be  allowed  his  own  land,  deducting  a 

reasonable  proportion  for  the  plantation. 
P.  1. 

July.       465.        Lady  Lambert's  Answer  to  Sir  R.  Sidley's  Petition. 
^'f  a^r^ig^'  Declares  that  neither  Lady  Sidley  nor  Sir  Ralph  had  any 

'      '  just  cause  of  complaint  respecting  the  wardship  of  George 

Malby. 

P.  1.     Endd. 


vol.  234,  20. 


Aug.  7.      466.        Privy  Council  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

?,!^''o5!i'9Tf'  ^^^  Henry  Docwra,  his  Majesty's  Treasurer-at-war  in  that 

kingdom,  being  now  upon  his  return  thither,  we  thought  it 
not  fit  to  suffer  a  servitor  of  his  place  and  quality  to  go  hence 
without  some  note  of  favour  and  recommendation  to  you  as  weU 
for  the  satisfaction  he  has  given  here  in  those  things  whereof 
they  desire  information  as  likewise  his  care  and  endeavour  in 
discharge  of  this  his  employment  hither.  Brings  with  him 
20,000L  in  specie  towards  the  payment  of  the  army,  and  is 
part  of  the  monies  due  upon  the  former  establishment  ending 
the  last  of  March  1618,  which  being  distributed  as  is  requisite, 
wiU,  in  a  reasonable  measure,  answer  the  necessity  and  expecta- 
tion of  the  soldiers  to  their  good  content.  For  the  rest  of 
that  arrear  his  Lordship  is  likewise  to  understand  that  care 
be  taken  to  satisfy  and  clear  the  same  with  as  much  expedi- 
tion as  may  stand  with  His  Majesty's  other  high  occasions, 
and  they  hope  the  time  will  not  be  long.  Concerning  such 
payments  to  arise  upon  the  new  establishment  beginning  the 
1st  April  last,  they  remember  the  promise  made  by  the  board 
to  Sir  John  King  and  Sir  Raph  Birchensha,  for  due  and 
orderly  payment  from  time  to  time,  as  the  same  shall  grow 
due,  and  they  again  assure  his  Lordship  that  His  Majesty's 
pleasure  and  resolution  is,  to  settle  a  constant  and  certain 
course  for  the  transmitting  of  10,000L  thither  every  half  year, 
which  is  all  that  is  to  come  from  hence  towards  the  pay- 
ment of  the  establishment,  and  which  may  with  assurance 
accordingly  be  expected.  In  the  meantime,  forasmuch  as  it 
may  fall  out  that  some  extraordinary  occasions  of  state  may 


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1618. 

require  a  present  supply  of  treasure,  and  cannot  well  attend 
those  set  times  of  payment  which  are  to  bring  moneys  from 
hence,  they  have  thought  it  meet  and  so  hereby  pray  and 
require  him  that  if  any  such  pressing  or  urgent  occasions 
shall  happen  tending  to  prejudice  and  disservice,  if  it  be  not 
assisted  Avith  present  supply,  then  that  he,  either  by  himself 
or  such  as  he  may  appoint,  shall  take  up  the  sum  of  4,000?. 
or  5,000?.  to  furnish  the  occasions,  as  shall  be  to  the  best 
advantage  of  His  Majesty's  service.  And  the  same  upon 
advertisement  shall  be  repaid  here  out  of  such  moneys  as 
shall  grow  due  upon  the  establishment  by  way  of  defalcation. 
His  Majesty  no  way  meaning  to  undergo  any  extraordinary' 
charge,  but  expecting  rather  an  abatement  and  diminution  as 
the  kingdom  by  this  happy  peace  grows  in  commerce  and 
civility  than  any  further  addition  or  increase  in  that  kind. — 
7  August  1618. 

Subscribed  by :  Duke  of  Leonox,  Marquis  Hamilton,  Lord 
Chamberlain,  Lo.  of  Arundel,  Lo.  of  Doncaster,  Lo.  Fenton, 
Sir  John  Digby,  Sir  Thomas  Edmondes,  Mr.  Secretary 
Naunton. 

Pp.  1.     Endd. 

Aug.  7.      467.        The  King  to  Sm  Oliver  St.  John. 
Carte^Papers'  LitercB  clawsce  of  a  regrant  of  all  castles,  manors,  lands,  and 

vol.  62,  p.  235'.  hereditaments  to  Patrick  Lord  Baron  of  Donsany,  on  his  sur- 

render of  the  same.     No  mention  of  these  letters  or  of  the 
said  surrender  is  to  be  made  in  the  grant. 
P.  1.     Copy.    Endd. 

Aug.  11.     468.        College    of    Dublin's    Leases    of    their    Lands    in 

S.P.,  Ireland,  ULSTER. 

'     '  Upon  a  letter  from  the  Lords  dated  "  Whitehall,  2nd  Nov. 

1617,"  signifying  His  Majesty's  pleasure,  there  was  an  Act 
made  by  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  binding  the  Provost 
and  Fellows  of  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  not  to  renew,  either 
upon  surrender  nor  any  other  way  that  may  be  devised,  those 
leases  of  the  Ulster  lands  that  are  now  in  being  till  three 
terms  are  fully  expired,  for  divers  reasons  in  the  letter  and 
Act  expressed. — Trinity  College,  near  Dublin,  11  August 
1618. 

Signed :  Eob.  Usher,  Vice-Provost ;  John  Pikeman,  Rob. 
Jones,  Chr.  Tayler,  John  Binnes,  Ant.  Wainwright,  Mar. 
Pagett,  Mawr.  Eustace,  Josua  Hoyle,  Rich.  Jenninges,  Rob. 
Maxwell,  John  Namoy  O'Kellie,  scholar ;  John  Brodelie, 
scholar ;  John  Floyde,  scholar. 

P.  1.  Endd. :  "  A  copy  of  the  Act  passed  by  us  to  hinder 
our  further  leasing  of  lands." 

Aug.  11.     469.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 
vd'a^f  22^'  Perceives  by  their   letters  of  the  26th  of  July  their  dis- 

'     ■  pleasure  at  his  disposal  of  one  of  the  Lord  Lambert's  pensions. 


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1C18. 

claimed  by  Capt.  Oliver  St.  John,  by  virtue  of  a  letter  of  His 
Majesty,  dated  the  10th  of  December  1616.  Makes  known 
the  reasons  that  drew  him  into  it.  Confesses  that  the  letter 
Capt.  St.  John  brought  to  him  was  dated  before  the  bringing 
over  of  the  establishment  by  Sir  John  King.  He  observed 
that  the  two  pensions  of  the  Lord  Lambert  were  marked  to 
cease  upon  death.  Perused  the  first  article  in  the  perclose  of 
the  establishment,  wherein  His  Majesty's  express  pleasure  was 
signified  that  no  payments  noted  to  cease  upon  death  should 
be  continued,  but  with  this  clause  subverted  (without  express 
warrant  under  His  Majesty's  hand).  Hereupon  was  earnestly 
solicited  by  a  kinsman,  whose  necessities  he  knew  to  be  great, 
to  give  him  the  benefit  of  His  Majesty's  grant,  which  he  urged 
to  be  warrantable.  His  answer  was  that  he  was  doubtful  of 
it,  and  that  it  was  behoveful  to  him  to  procure  a  further 
allowance  from  His  Majesty  before  his  grant  could  be  made 
effectual ;  and  although  he  told  him  he  would  pass  his  grant 
to  satisfy  his  importunity,  yet  he  kept  it  from  the  seal  and 
it  was  not  passed  at  all.  For  the  writing  to  His  Majesty 
to  confirm  the  grant,  assures  their  Lordships  he  never  did  it, 
only  at  Capt.  St.  John's  request  wrote  letters  in  his  behalf  to 
some  nobles  near  His  Majesty,  who  had  formerly  recom- 
mended him  in  that  particular  when  he  brought  His  Majesty's 
letters.  At  Capt.  St.  John's  being  at  court,  he  sent  a  new 
warrant  from  His  Majesty  of  the  I7th  of  July  expressly  for 
the  granting  of  the  Lord  Lambert's  pension  to  him.  Shortly 
after  received  their  letters  of  the  26  th  commanding  the  stay 
of  that  pension,  so  that  now  it  is  res  integra,  and  nothing  yet 
done  to  His  Majesty's  prejudice,  and  if  the  desire  he  had  to 
advantage  a  poor  kinsman,  and  to  avoid  the  unkindness  of  a 
whole  family,  whereof  he  is  a  part,  have  drawn  him  to  proceed 
otherwise  in  this  matter  than  was  agreeable  to  their  inten- 
tions, he  beseeches  them  to  pardon  it,  and  to  believe  that  it 
was  an  error  in  judgment  without  any  purpose  willingly  to 
disobey  their  commandments,  and  for  the  poor  gentleman  he 
prays  their  Lordships  will  have  a  favourable  consideration 
of  his  estate,  who  has  long  attended  the  benefit  of  His  Majesty's 
princely  bounty,  which  His  Majesty  has  been  incKned  to 
extend  to  him,  in  consideration  of  services  in  war  here. 

For  not  sending  my  Lord  Barry  so  soon  as  was  expected 
and  they  commanded,  the  place  of  his  abode  is  far  remote 
from  hence,  but  he  always  called  upon  him,  and  those  about 
him,  by  sundry  letters  and  messengers  to  repair  to  their  Lord- 
ships. Wrote  to  my  Lord  Boyle  and  the  Lord  Saresfeld  who 
live  near  to  hasten  him  away,  and  still  received  assurances 
that  he  would  be  gone,  till  he  was  forced  almost  to  use 
threats ;  he  then  came  to  him,  who  hopes  by  this  time  he  has 
rendered  himself  before  them.  The  other  noblemen  written 
for  will  send  as  soon  as  he  can,  and  will  hardly  admit  of 
excuses  of  their  friends,  though  he  expects  they  will  propound 
as  many  difficulties  as  they  can  devise. 


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1618. 

Concerning  Sir  John  Feme  and  Captain  Pennington,  whom 
their  Lordships  understand  to  have  been  heretofore  bound  by 
him  to  appear  before  them,  does  not  remember  that  ever  he 
gave  any  such  advertisement.  It  is  true  that  upon  their 
earnest  request  he  gave  them  leave  to  carry  their  ships  out 
of  the  harbour  of  Kinsale,  so  as  they  gave  good  caution  to 
carry  them  into  some  port  in  England;  but  before  their  going, 
received  His  Majesty's  commandment  to  make  stay  of  their 
ships  and  goods,  which  was  done.  Since,  Pennington  is  gone 
into  England,  and  this  day  Sir  John  Feme  also.  Has  sent 
express  order  to  attach  them  and  to  bind  them  in  bonds  with 
sureties  to  appear  before  them. 

Has  received  from  their  Lordships  a  black  box  sealed,  con- 
taining the  bonds  of  the  undertakers  in  Ulster.  By  having 
them  will  be  discerned  who  have  failed  in  their  conditions, 
and  if  their  Lordships  continue  their  purpose  of  transcribing 
their  patents  remaining  in  the  Eolls  in  England,  and  of  pro- 
curing the  bonds  taken  in  Scotland  to  be  sent  hither,  they 
will  be  better  enabled  to  give  their  Lordships  an  account  of 
the  state  of  that  plantation. — Dublin,  22  August  1618. 

Pp.  3.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

August  20.   470.        A  Licence  for  Ellen  Daniel  to  Beg. 

HiberulcET  '^^®  ^^iig  understanding  by  certificate  under  the  hand  of 

P.R.O., '  the  Mayor  of  Youghal,  as  also  by  the  petition  of  Ellen  Daniel, 

Ireland.  -vsrife  of  Eichard  Daniel,  late  master  of  a  barque  in  Youghal, 

that  the  said  Richard  Daniel,  a  man  of  good  reputation, 
travelling  at  sea  about  four  years  since  with  other  his  company, 
was  not  only  in  his  voyage  surprised  by  pirates,  and  of  his 
goods  despoiled,  but  also  sold  to  the  Turks,  where  they  remain 
bond-slaves,  without  hope  of  redemption,  without  payment 
of  a  ransom,  grants  to  the  said  Ellen  Daniel  and  her  deputies 
license  for  two  years  ensuing  this  date  to  gather  the  charitable 
benevolence  of  all  the  King's  loving  subjects  in  Ireland  for 
the  relief  of  herself  and  five  small  children,  as  also  for  the 
redemption  of  her  said  distressed  husband. — Witness,  Sir 
Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy  at  Dublin,  20th  of  August  in  the 
16th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  3.  Copy.  Endd. :  "  Virtute  Litterarum  Domini  Regis 
ab  Anglia  missas  et  a  manu  sua  propria  signatas." 

Sept.  2.     471.        The  Countess  of  Kildake  to  the  Privy-  Council. 
^"^'^f^a''?'  Having  received    directions    from   the   Lord  Deputy   for 

'     ■  sending   her   son,  the   young   Earl  of  Kildare,  thither  into 

England  to  be  disposed  for  his  education  as  by  His  Majesty 
and  their  Lordships  shall  be  thought  meet,  she  signified  to 
his  Lordship  of  the  child's  tenderness  and  indisposition  of 
body  ;  and  how  inconvenient  and  dangerous  it  would  be  for 
one  of  his  age  (being  but  six  years  and  a  little  more)  to  under- 
go such  travel  and  remove,  until  his  health  and  "  streighnthe  " 

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1618. 

(strength)  might  better  enable  him,  besides  other  dangers -whereof 
she  is  continually  in  fear,  though  he  be  now  hourly  in  her  sight, 
considering  he  is  the  only  child  of  his  father,  and  not  as  yet 
of  that  discretion  to  avoid  such  mischievous  practices  as  by 
those  that  pretend  succession  of  his  estate  might  be  wrought ; 
with  other  motives  which  she  persuaded  herself  would 
have  given  his  Lordship  satisfaction.  But  in  regard  that 
this  direction  came  from  their  Lordships,  his  Honour  still 
pressed  the  same  so  earnestly  that  (although  in  other  things 
for  her  child's  good,  she  has  always  found  his  Lordship's  just 
favour)  yet  had  she  some  difficulty  to  obtain  that  his  Lord- 
ship would  be  pleased  by  his  letters  to  advertise  them  of  the 
child's  estate,  and  that  in  the  mean,  until  their  further  plea- 
sure were  signified,  the  child  might  remain  here.  For  her 
own  part,  must  hold  it  a  great  happiness  that  His  Highness 
and  their  Lordships  do  so  carefully  regard  her  child,  and 
howsoever  her  affection  makes  her  loth  to  part  with  him,  yet 
as  soon  as  they  shall  think  his  years  and  capacity  fit,  she  will 
be  ready  with  all  her  heart  to  present  him  to  His  Majesty  and 
their  Lordships.  But  most  humbly  beseeches  them  that  for 
some  few  years  yet,  whilst  he  has  more  need  of  a  nurse  than 
of  any  learning  or  breeding,  he  may  be  left  to  her  care,  and 
she  hopes  to  yield  a  good  account  for  him.  WUl  see  him 
instructed  here  insomuch  as  for  that  time  he  is  capable  of, 
and  if  they  shall  so  think  fit,  the  right  honourable  the  Lord 
Primate  of  this  kingdom  during  that  time  may  have  an  over- 
sight of  him,  whose  good  affection  to  the  child  is  such,  that 
she  dares  presume  his  Lordship  will  not  refuse  to  take  in 
hand  that  charge.  Beseeches  them  to  consider  of  this  her 
suit  as  proceeding  from  a  necessary  care  of  the  child's  safety, 
and  not  from  any  other  respects. — KUlkey,  2  September  1618. 

P.I.  Signed.  Add.:  "To  the  right  honourable  my  very 
good  lords,  the  Lords  of  His  Majesty's  Privy  Council  in 
England  there." 

Endd. :  2  September  1618  "  Countess  of  Kildare  excusing  the 
not  sending  over  of  her  son  the  Earl  of  Kildare  to  the  lords." 

Sept.  3.      472,        Loed  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 
I'f'JsfT/'  According  to  the  letters   of    the  26th  of  July  last,  he 

^° '      '     ■  required  the  Countess  of  Kildare  to  send  over  to  them  the 

young  Earl  of  Kildare,  her  son,  to  be  disposed  of  there,  for  his 
education,  as  His  Majesty  in  his  princely  wisdom  should  think 
fit.  The  reasons  that  her  ladyship  alleges  to  excuse  her  for 
not  performing  presently  His  Majesty's  pleasure,  and  their 
directions  in  that  point  being  chiefly  grounded  upon  the  ten- 
derness of  her  son's  years  and  the  indisposition  of  his  health, 
she  has  set  down  in  this  enclosed,  which,  at  her  much  entreaty, 
he  has  made  bold  to  present  herewith,  humbly  recommending 
the  same  to  their  honourable  consideration,  who  are  best  able 
in  their  great  wisdom   to  judge  thereof,  and  to  weigh  the 


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1618. 

excuses  and  the  humble  offers,  which  the  Countess  of  Kildare 
therein  propounds.  For  himself,  beseeches  them  to  pardon 
him  if  he  has  not  been  able  to  give  them  the  satisfaction 
herein,  which  he  has  endeavoured  with  his  uttermost  power 
to  do,  having  urged  as  much  as  he  could  the  speedy  execution 
of  their  commandments.  Has  written  to  those  other  noble- 
men to  send  over  their  sons  according  to  their  direction  in 
their  said  letters,  but  has  not  yet  received  answers  from  them 
all ;  which,  when  he  has,  he  will  advertise  them  thereof,  with- 
out delay,  and  will  give  them  an  account  of  all  at  once,  which 
he  hopes  will  be  very  shortly. — -Dublin,  3  September  1618. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Sept.        473.        Lord  Deputy  St.  John  to  the  Eael  of  Thomond. 

^T  '234^^25'^'  Hopes  his  Lordship,  by  this  time,  has  given  so  good  a  des- 

'     '  patch  to  his  business  that  they  shall  have  the  comfort  of  his 

return  shortly  among  them.  Thinks  it  good  to  acquaint  him 
with  a  mom-nful  complaint  he  received  from  his  nephew, 
Patrick  Fitzmorris,  of  some  strict  usage  he  receives  from  his 
father.  The  150?.  a  year  appointed  for  his  wife's  jointure  is 
not  yet  laid  out  for  him,  nor  he  well  answered  of  the  rent. 
He  desires  to  supply  him  with  means  to  draw  himself  from 
living  with  his  wife's  mother,  being  desirous  to  have  his  wife 
from  thence,  so  to  furnish  him  to  pay  his  debts  according 
to  former  promises,  which  makes  his  case  miserable ;  his 
confidence  is  wholly  in  his  Lordship,  and  he  (the  Deputy) 
prays  his  Lordship  seriously  to  consider  of  it,  for  want  and 
extremity  may  compel  him  to  quit  the  profession  he  attends, 
which  would  be  a  great  loss  to  this  kingdom.  He  is  desirous 
to  go  over  to  his  Lordship  to  make  his  case  known  to  the 
King  and  the  Lords.  Advises  him  to  stay  till  he  shall  receive 
his  (Lord  Thomond's)  opinion  thereof;  his  case  requires  pre- 
sent remedy,  and  it  will  be  a  noble  part  to  relieve  him  as  best 
he  may. — Dublin,  September  1618. 

P.  1.      Signed.      Add. :    "  The   Earl  of  Thomond,  Lord 
President  of  Munster." 

Sept.  13.     474.        Patrick    Fitzmoeris    to    his    Uncle,    the    Earl    of 

S.P.,  Ireland,  ThOMOND. 

^°  ■  ^^  '  ^^'  Wrote  to  him  some  months  since,  and  has  longed  for  his 

instructions  how  to  remedy  his  ill  fortunes,  but  wearied  out 
with  the  life  he  leads,  and  seeing  evident  tokens  that  they 
who  by  ungodly  courses  have  robbed  him  of  his  father,  he 
is  forced  to  press  for  his  speedy  resolution  and  directions. 
When  he  wrote  before  he  likewise  wrote  to  the  Lord  Deputy 
how  hard  his  usage  was  from  his  father,  who  answered  that  he 
had  written  to  him,  and  that,  if  necessary,  he  would  acquaint 
the  King  therewith. — Yoghall,  13  September  1618. 
P.  1.    Signed.    Add. 

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1618. 
Sept.  21.     475.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Peivy  Council. 

^T  237^2'?'^'  '^^®  archbishops  and  bishops  of  this  kingdom  having  had 

'     '  experience   of    His   Majesty's   large  bounty  and  most  pious 

inclination  to  the  prosperity  of  this  poor  decayed  church, 
apprehend  some  reason  (once  more)  to  have  recourse  to  his 
princely  grace  and  power  for  their  better  and  more  easy 
enablement  to  recover  the  rights  detained  from  them ;  and 
having  received  much  comfort  and  benefit  by  the  former  soli- 
citation and  industry  of  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Meath  and 
Clogher,  they  have  the  rather  made  choice  of  him  now  to 
repair  thither  to  lay  their  desires  at  His  Majesty's  feet,  and 
from  time  to  time  to  acquaint  their  Lordships  with  them, 
whose  affections  to  advance  the  cause  of  the  Church,  though 
they  know  them  to  be  so  ardent  that  they  need  not  become 
suitors  therein,  yet  being  moved  with  the  like  zeal,  they  can- 
not leave  the  same  unrecommended  to  them,  humbly  and 
earnestly  beseeching  them  to  take  it  into  their  religious  care 
and  furtherance,  so  far  as  may  best  agree  with  their  great 
wisdom  in  an  affair  of  such  extraordinary  consequence. 

The  Lord  of  Meath  himself  is  so  well  known  to  them  all 
that  they  need  say  little  of  him,  only,  being  a  member  of  this 
table,  they  cannot  let  him  pass  without  yielding  him  this  true 
testimony,  that  he  is  a  worthy  and  reverend  prelate,  and  aVell 
deserving  of  His  Majesty. — Dublin  Castle,  21  September 
1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Armaghe,  Henry 
Docwra,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 

Sept.  30.     476.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 
^ol"'2^3fT8^'  According  to  their  commandment  by  letters  of  the  26th  of 

July,  signifying  His  Majesty's  pleasure  to  the  Countess  of 
Kildare  for  the  sending  over  of  the  young  earl,  her  son,  and 
to  the  Viscounts  of  Gormanston  and  Dunluce,  and  the  Lords 
of  Delvyn  and  Brittas,  for  the  sending  likewise  of  their  eldest 
sons  to  be  disposed  of,  for  their  breeding  and  education  as 
His  Majesty,  in  his  princely  wisdom,  should  think  meet. 
Concerning  the  Earl  of  Kildare,  has  already  signified  to  them 
the  answer  of  the  Countess,  his  mother,  which  he  did  at  the 
earnest  request  of  her  ladyship,  by  his  letters  of  this  3rd  of 
this  present  September,  send  by  her  own  servant.  The  Vis- 
count of  Gormanston  repaired  hither  and  complained  to  him 
of  the  weakness  of  his  estate,  being  left  much  in  debt  by  his 
father,  which  made  him  unable  to  give  his  son  such  mainten- 
ance as  was  fit  for  one  of  his  quality.  He  alleged  likewise 
the  young  years  of  his  son,  being  yet  but  ten  years  of  age, 
and  prayed  that  he  might  be  excused  for  a  time  to  the 
end  he  might  be  better  enabled  in  his  estate  to  give  him 
maintenance,  and  in  the  meantime  his  son  might  be  grown 
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1618. 

Viscount  of  Dunluce  wrote  to  him  that  his  son  was  but  eight 
years  old,  and  therefore,  now  the  time  of  the  year  growing 
unseasonable,  to  commit  him  to  the  sea,  he  humbly  desired  to  be 
excused  for  this  winter,  and  offered  that  at  the  next  spring  his 
son  should  be  sent  at  His  Majesty's  commandment.  The  Lord 
of  Delvyn  came  to  him  and  complained  much  of  the  weakness 
of  his  estate,  alleging  that  he  was  in  debt  3,000Z.,  for  which 
he  paid  interest,  and  that  his  son  was  sickly  and  unfit  to  take 
a  journey  by  sea,  but  assures  him  that  the  next  spring  he 
will  not  fail  to  send  him  over  to  be  disposed  of  by  His  Ma- 
jesty. To  the  Lord  of  Brittas  he  wrote  long  since  of  their 
pleasure  as  he  was  directed,  but  as  yet  has  received  no 
answer.  Has  written  to  him  again  and  expects  every  day  to 
hear  from  him.  The  stay  of  his  answer  has  made  him  thus 
long  defer  his  writing  to  their  Lordships. — Dublin,  30  Sep- 
tember 1618. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

[Sept.  1618.]  477.         Richaed  Milnee's  Petition. 
^^j^''g™'?g'^'  Petition  of  Richard    Milner,  prisoner   in    the    Marshalsea, 

'        '  charged  with  others  for  the  arrest  of  the  Earl  of  Thomond  at 

the  suit  of  Mrs.  Bradshaw  and  son  for  debt,  who  denies  being 
concerned  in  the  same,  and  praying  to  be  released. 
P.  1. 

Oct.  3.       478.         The   Award  which  His   Majesty   made   between  the 
Caretv  Papers,  Eael    OF    Oemond    and    the    Lady    Dingwell    by 

vol.  613,  p.  31.  Indenture  Tripartite  of  Award.^ 

Whereas  controversies  have  arisen  between  Sir  Walter 
Butler,  Earl  of  Ormonde  and  Ossory,  of  the  one  part,  and 
Sir  Richard  Preston,  Lord  Dingwell,  and  the  Lady  Elizabeth, 
his  wife,  sole  daughter  and  heir  of  Thomas  late  Earl  of 
Ormonde,  touching  the  late  Earl's  lands  in  Ireland,  the  said 
lady  claiming  them  by  title  of  inheritance  (and  Lord  Ding- 
well in  her  right)  and  the  now  Earl  as  heir  male  by  entail. 

Whereas  also  they  are  in  controversy  about  the  lands 
settled  by  the  deceased  Earl  on  the  marriage  of  Theobald 
Butler,  late  Viscount  Butler  of  Tulleophelim,  and  about 
others  now  in  the  present  Earl's  possession  by  pretence  of 
conveyances  from  the  late  Earl ;  also  about  certain  debts  of 
the  late  Lord  Tulleophelim  which  the  now  Earl  stands  en- 
gaged to  pay  by  articles  of  agreement  made  between  the  late 
Earl,  the  now  Earl,  and  the  Lady  Elizabeth  in  her  widow- 
hood, and  concerning  the  title  deeds  of  the  several  lands. 
The  controversy  and  the  title  being  considered  by  the  King's 
learned  counsel,  who  having  waited  on  him  and  let  him  know 
the  difficulties,  he  referred  it  to  three  of  his  principal  judges 
to  report  their  opinions  to  him  after  hearing  both  parties  and 
their  learned  counsel  at  as  great  length  as  if  publicly  heard  at 

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1618. 

the  bar  ;  and  they  having  by  their  report  declared  the  main 
question  so  disputable  that  some  of  them  hold  that  Lady 
Dingwell's  right  to  five  of  the  manors,  contained  within  the 
fines  and  recoveries  levied  in  the  late  Earl's  time,  viz.,  the 
manors  of  Carrick,  Thurles,  Kilkenny,  Callan,  and  Grenaugh, 
to  be  clear,  while  others  of  them  doubted,  yet  all  agreed  that 
the  question  was  so  perplexed  that  none  of  them  could  tell 
what  would  be  the  event  if  it  had  been  proposed  to  all  the 
judges. 

The  King,  considering  then  that  Queen  Elizabeth  in  1602 
commanded  the  late  Earl  Thomas  to  settle  800?.  a  year  upon 
the  Lady  Elizabeth,  commencing  from  his  death,  and  that  the 
late  Earl  conveyed  400J.  per  annum,  part  thereof,  in  his  life- 
time, before  the  marriage  of  the  Lady  Elizabeth  with  the  late 
Viscount  Tulleophelim,  her  first  husband,  whereof  the  Lord 
Dingwell  and  the  Lady  Elizabeth  have  been  quietly  possessed 
both  before  and  since  the  late  Earl's  death,  he  (the  King) 
awards  that  the  now  Earl  of  Ormond  do  make  up  the  estate 
of  the  Lady  Elizabeth  to  the  value  of  800?.  per  annum,  and 
do  settle  lands  to  her  and  the  heirs  male  of  her  body  to  that 
amount  (and  the  Bang  specifies  the  particular  lands).  And  as 
the  now  Earl,  by  articles  dated  4th  January  1613,  had  by  his 
bond  in  6,000?.  dated  1st  January  following,  engaged  himself 
to  pay  the  debts  of  the  Viscount  Tulleophelim,  deceased,  the 
King  awards  that  he  shall  pay  them  within  three  years  next 
ensuing.  He  also  awards  that  the  title  deeds,  which  include 
lands  promiscuously  belonging  to  both  parties,  be  lodged  for 
security  in  the  Chancery  of  Ireland.  And  because  he  has 
given  two  years  for  the  perfecting  of  the  assurances,  he 
awards  that  both  parties  may  enter  into  the  lands  respectively 
decreed  to  them.  And  at  the  next  Parliament  to  be  held  in 
Ireland  this  award  shall  be  confirmed  by  an  enactment,  the 
cost  to  be  borne  by  the  parties  equally.  The  award  mean- 
time to  be  entered  as  an  Act  of  State  before  the  Deputy  and 
Council. — Witness  ourselves  at  Westminster,  3rd  of  October 
1618. 

Signed :  Young  &  Pye.     Exd.  per  H.  Yelverton. 

Pp.  26. 

Oct.  12.      479.        The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John. 
Acta  Regia  Notwithstanding  His  Majesty's  letters  from  Salisbury,  dated 

P.KO., '  the  5th  of  August  last,  for  Sir  William  Alexander  as  an  officer 

Ireland.  of  trust  to  present  applications  to  him  (the  King),  and  deliver 

the  King's  directions  to  him  (Sir  Oliver  St.  John),  con- 
cerning the  British  undertakers  of  Ulster,  he  now  finds  since 
the  time  of  those,  his  letters,  that  he  is  not  so  much  im- 
portuned with  their  complaints,  as  to  require  a  particular 
man  to  be  designed  for  that  particular  purpose ;  and  he  leaves 
that  charge  to  Sir  Francis  BlundeU,  of  whose  ability  and 
honesty  he  is  fully  assured. — Westminster,  9  October  1618, 

Pp.  5.     Copy.    Enrolled :  "  12th  December   1618,  at  suit 
of  Thomas  Stockdale,  Gent." 

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1618. 
Oct.  13.      480.        AwAED  between  Loeds  Dingwell  and  Ormond. 
Grant  Book.  Award  between  Lord  Dingwell  and  his  lady,  and  the  Earl 

of  Ormond  and  Ossory,  concerning  lands  in  Ireland. 

Oct.  13.     481.         CxjCHORGEEEYE     O'Duinningeanan's    Repoet    of    the 

Carew  Papers,  HiSTORY  of   the  CANTREDS  of  the  GlYNNES  of  AnTEIM 

^°^-  ^^^'  P     •  from  the  Life  of  St.  Columb.i 

The  glens  were  called  Dalriada,  one  of  the  glens  containing 
the  island  of  Rathlin.  A  controversy  arising  between  the 
inhabitants  of  the  glens  and  the  Scots  of  Dalriada  in  Scot- 
land, the  Scots  affirming  that  they  were  descended  of  the 
same  king  as  the  gentry  of  Dalriada  in  Ireland,  and  that  the 
King  of  Ireland  ought  not  to  contend  with  them,  because 
they  were  of  the  same  house,  while  the  men  of  Ireland 
affirmed  that  the  glens  were  their's,  and  that  they  must 
deliver  them  the  seignories  and  chiefries  of  their  land.  Saint 
Columb  was  requested  to  decide,  but  he  declined,  as  he  had 
prophesied  when  he  was  going  eastward,  that  Columbanus 
should  pass  judgment.  Columban  accordingly  decreed  that 
the  rents,  duties,  and  rising  out  to  service  should  belong  to 
the  men  of  Ireland,  and  ordained  that  whenever  any  Scottish 
regiment  or  gTeat  troops  of  poets  and  antiquaries  came  out  of 
Scotland  to  Ireland,  that  Dalriada  should  give  them  meat,  and 
should  send  them  back  at  their  cost  to  Scotland  if  they  found 
no  other  means.  This  judgment  was  passed  by  Columban 
betwixt  Hugh  King  of  Ireland  and  Heughan  King  of  Scotland 
before  St.  Columb  and  the  men  of  Ireland  at  the  assembly  of 
Drom  Ceatt,  in  the  year  of  Our  Lord  563. 

From  Dann  Linusi  the  13th  of  October  1618. 

Cuchorgceryhe  O'Duinngeanan  hath  drawn  this  judgment 
out  of  the  of  "  Life    St.  Columb." 

P.  1. 

[On  the  same  page  is  the  pedigree  of  Randall  Viscount  of 
Dunluce  by  Flaha  O'Guinn.] 

Oct.  15.      482.        Petition  of  the  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  and  Coxmmonalty  of 

Carew  Papers,  CORK   to   the   LORDS   OF    COUNCIL.^ 

King  Henry  III.  granted  them  the  city  in  fee-farm  at  a 
rent  of  80  marks  yearly.  King  Edward  IV.,  considering  that 
the  city  had  11  parish  f  churches  and  large  suburbs  at  the 
time  of  the  grant,  which  were  afterwards  burnt  and  destroyed 
by  the  rebels,  did  anno  2ndo  pardon  the  said  rent,  which 
since  that  time  has  never  been  paid,  and  in  lieu  thereof  agreed 
to  accept  20  lbs.  of  wax,  which  ever  since  have  been  accepted 
by  the  King's  progenitors,  whose  charters  have  been,  in  the 
sixth  year  of  the  King,  confirmed  and  enlarged. 


'  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  374. 
2  lb.  p.  385. 


vol.  616,  p.  131. 


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1618. 

Upon  some  suggestion  that  the  80  marks  was  due,  the 
King  by  his  letters  in  February  last,  required  the  Deputy  to 
see  that  40  marks  of  the  said  rent  should  be  put  in  charge 
and  the  other  40  should  be  granted  to  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield 
Knt.,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common  Pleas,  and  his  heirs. 

As  this  rent  was  pardoned,  and  as  the  city  is  so  decayed  as 
that  it  now  consists  only  of  two  parishes,  and  that  the  now 
King  anno  6to,  had  resumed  the  custom  of  the  city,  they  pray 
that  the  rent  may  be  discharged  as  well  against  the  King  as 
Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield,  and  the  20  lbs.  of  wax  received  in 
lieu. 

27  Sept.  1618. — The  Lords  refer  the  claim  to  the  Lord 
Chief  Justice  of  England,  and  others  calling  to  their  assist- 
ance the  Attorney  and  Solicitor  General. 

15  Oct.  1618. — They  report  that  the  rent  is  discharged  and 
the  20  lbs.  of  wax  to  be  accepted  in  lieu  thereof. 

Signed :  H.  Montague,  H.  Hobart,  H.  Winche,  Jo.  Denham, 
C.  Edmonds. 

P.  1.  Copy.    Endd. 

Oct.  21.      483.    Commission^  to  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  &g. 
Grant  Book.  rp^  ^^^  ^^  account  of  Thomas  Lord  Ridgway,  Treasurer- 

at-war  in  Ireland. 

Oct.  21.      484.        Certificate    from    George    Lord    Carew,  Baron  of 
Caiew  Papers,  Clopton  Captain  and  Governor  of  the  Isle  of  Guernsey, 

vol.  607,  p.  211.  ^^^  ^g  1 

In  favour  of  the  loyalty  of  Don  Pedro  de  Henedia  of 
Cuacola,  one  of  the  Spanish  garrison  of  Kinsale  in  1602, 
employed  by  the  Spaniards  then  besieged  by  Carew's  forces  to 
carry  their  terms  of  surrender,  but  suspected  by  the  King  of 
Spain  of  being  treacherous  in  that  affair,  and  long  confined  on 
that  account  by  the  King  of  Spain  in  prison  at  Ghent. — London, 
21  October  1618. 

Pp.  3.     In  Spanish.     Copy.    Endd. 

Oct.  22.      485.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Chancellor. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Directs  them  to  regrant  to  the  Lord  Barry,  Lord  Viscount 

^"  ■      '     ■  Buttevant,  all  his  estates ;  of  Buttevant,  Castlelyons,  Barry 

■   Court,    Shandon,  Tymolagge,   Rathbarry,  Inishonan,  Drerry 
Bawne,  Iveliehann,  Gorromliehan. 
Pp.  4.     Endd. 

Oct.  28.      486.        The  Earl  of  Thomond,  Lord  President  of  Munster,  to 

Carew  Calendar,  the  LORDS   OF  THE   COUNCIL.^ 

^°  ■      '  ^'      ■  Desires  to  know  what  course  should  be  taken  to  for  furnish- 

ing the  churches  in  Munster  with  readers  and  interpreters  of 
English  and  Irish,  for  the  instruction  of  the  inhabitants  of 

1  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  375. 

2  lb.  p.  376. 

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1618. 


Munster,  forced  by  civil  and  ecclesiastical  censures  to  repair  to 
their  churches,  who  are,  for  the  most  part,  ignorant  of  the 
English  tongue. 

What  course  to  take  with  the  cities  and  towns  within  the 
province  who  are  obstinately  determined  to  elect  recusant 
officers,  resting  themselves  on  the  letter  of  the  law. 

What  to  do  with  English  recusants  daily  repairing  to  that 
province. 

Whether  to  repair  the  forts  of  Halbowline,  Limerick,  and 
Castle  Park,  and  by  what  means. 

How  to  compel  the  planters  of  seignories  to  perform  their 
covenants  to  plant  with  English,  and  to  furnish  their  propor- 
tions of  men  and  armour. 

Whether  the  fines  of  recusants  might  not  well  be  employed, 
after  repairing  the  churches,  upon  houses  of  correction  and 
some  stocks  to  compel  the  natives,  for  the  most  part  given  to 
idleness,  the  root  of  all  disorders. 

How  to  recover  the  means  of  hospitals  and  other  almshouses 
disinherited  by  the  preceding  head  thereof 

That  court  houses  and  jails  be  built,  and  some  of  those  built 
be  repaired  for  the  honour  of  that  service  and  jails. 

That  the  King's  pleasure  be  known  about  the  liberty  of 
Tipperary,  which  is  the  usual  rendezvous  of  priests  and  Jesuits 
and  other  ill-affected  persons. 

That  order  be  made  for  recalling  the  children  of  the  lords 
and  merchants  and  gentry  from  foreign  schools  and  universities, 
where  they  are  instructed  in  the  Romish  religion,  and  for 
sending  those  that  are  at  home  to  their  own  universities. 


-'to 


Star  Chamber  on  Wednesday  28th  of  October  1618. 

The  above  is  referred  to  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  the 
Earl  of  Arundel,  the  Lord  Carew,  and  Mr.  Secretary  Nanton 
upon  their  report. 

Signed:  Clement  Edmonds. 

Pp.  2.     Copy.    Endd. 

[Oct.]        487.         The   Lords    Commissioners    Report    concerning    the 
Carew  Papers,  Plantation  of  Longford  and  O'Carroll's  Country.^ 

'  They  (the  subscribed)  to  whom  the  business  of  Longford  and 

O'Carroll's  Country  was  referred,  with  the  advice  and  appro- 
bation of  the  rest  of  the  Privy  Council,  offer  the  propositions 
following  to  be  observed  in  the  plantation  there  to  bemade. 

Then  follow  30  articles,  which  comprise  the  suggestions  of 
Sir  Oliver  St.  John,^  with  these  additions : — 

(28.)  None  of  them  (undertakers)  to  have  power  to  aliene 
their  lands  to  one  another  without  license,  for  so  all  may  in 
time  be  drawn  into  the  hands  of  some  few  of  the  undertakers, 
and  the  plantation  come  to  nothing. 

(29.)  None  to  be  admitted  to  any  lands,  but  such  as  wilj  in 
person  dwell  upon  them,  build,  and  plant. 

1  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  378. 
3  Post,  p.  230. 

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1618. 

(30.)  No  man  to  be  admitted  as  undertaker  in  this  planta- 
tion that  has  any  lands  in  any  other  plantation. 

Signed :  G.  Cant.,  G.  Carew,  P.  Arundell,  Robert  Naunton. 

Fp.  6.     Copy. 
Nov.  22.     488.        The  King's  Letters  for  Sik  Richard  Calvely   and 

Acta  Eegia  NICHOLAS  BaRHAM,  EsQ. 

p.R.O. '  The  King,  finding  that  some  of  his  judges  and  officers  here 

Ireland.  who  had  formerly  served    as  judges   in   Ireland   concur  in 

opinion  with  the  principal  judges  of  Ireland  that  the  profits 
of  all  benefices  with  cure,  appertain  to  him  during  vacancy 
by  force  of  a  Statute  enacted  there,  commits  it  to  his  (St. 
John's)  care  to  order  that  the  Council  and  the  Presidents 
of  the  provinces  of  Munster  and  Connaught,  the  Barons  of 
the  Exchequer,  and  all  other  judges  and  officers,  may  yield 
their  best  furtherance  and  assistance  to  Sir  Richard  Calvely, 
Knt.,  and  Nicholas  Barham,  Esq.,  for  the  speedy  levying 
of  the  said  issues  and  profits  according  to  the  intent  of  the 
King's  letters  patent  granted  to  them,  which  he  (the  King) 
will  not  have  to  be  further  questioned,  being  warranted 
by  so  good  and  grave  advice  of  the  judges  in  his  several 
kingdoms,  grounded  upon  the  said  Act  of  Parliament. — To  Sir 
Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy,  Westminster,  22nd  November,  in  the 
16th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  2.     Copy. 

Nov.  30.     489.        County    of    Longford.      A  brief    Certificate  of  the 

Carew  Calendar,  number  of  Acres  and  their  quality  in  the  county  of 

vol.  613,  p.  87.  Longford,  and  territories  of  Ely  and  O'CarroU,  as  the 

same  are  found  by  late  measure  made  by  Sir  Thomas 

Rotheram,  W.  Parsons,  Surveyor-General,  and  Nicholas 

Pynnar.i 

Gives  the  quantities  of  arable  and  pasture  land,  profitable 

and  unprofitable  wood  and  bog,  unprofitable  mountain,  of  land 

formerly  granted  by  patents,  of  land  now  held  by  patents ; 

abbey  lands  held  by  patent ;  glebe  of  new  endowment,  in  the 

several  baronies  of  the  county,  viz.,  in  Ardagh,  Shrowle,  Rat|i- 

clyne,  Moydowe,  Longford. 

In  Ely  O'CarroU  (King's  County)  the  like.  A  note  is 
added  at  the  end  of  the  certificate :  "  It  is  to  be  observed  in 
this  certificate  of  the  quantities  above  written .  that  only  the 
two  kinds,  viz.,  arable,  pasture,  and  profitable  wood  are  to  pass 
as  valuable  ;  all  the  rest  are  of  very  little  value. 
Pp.  4.     Copy. 

[Nov.  1618.]  490.        Petition    of    Patrick    Fitzmorris     to    the     Privy 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL. 

Complains  against  his  father.  Baron  of  Kerry  andLixnau,  who 
refuses  to  execute  an  assurance  of  150L  per  annum  according 

'  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  881. 

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1618. 

to  agreement.     Prays  that  the  final  order  by  the  Lord  Deputy 
and  Council  therein  may  be  enforced. 
P.l. 

[Nov.  1618.]  491.        Samuel  Davis  to  the  Privy  Council. 
v^oh  234f29*E.  Petition  of  Samuel  Davis  to  the  Privy  Council  for  letters  to 

the  Lord  Deputy  to  discharge  the  arrears  of  custom  on  fishing 
vessels  alleged  to  be  due  by  Davis. 
P.l. 

Dec.  2.      492.        Theobald  Lord  Burke  of  Beittas. 
vol  '234^3cf'  Instrument  of  release  tendered  to  Theobald  Lord  Burke  of 

Brittas  renouncing  his  claim  to  the  title  and  lands  of  Castle 
Connel. 
P.l. 


Dec.  4.      493.        The  Lord  Deputy  to  Sir  John  Davys. 

Carte°Pa^ers^'  Warrant  to  prepare  a  fiant  of  a  grant  to  John  M'Keogh, 

vol.  02,  p.  233.  James  M'Edmond   Bourke,  Honora  ny  Dermot    O'Mulryan, 

Henry    Shakespeare,    James    M'Owen,     Gerrott     M'Walter, 

Galti  Cavenagh,  Nicholas  Turner,  William  Talbot,  Ferdoragh 

Savage. 

P.  1.     Signed  at  head.    JEndd. 

Dec.  6.      494.        Lady  Hester  Lambert. 
^i^'234^s(f '^'  Order  in  Council  that  the  Lady  Hester  Lambert  should  give 

'        "  present  satisfaction  to  John  Pardett,  gent.,  and  Sarah,  his  wife, 

for  forbearance  of  a  debt  of  300?.  owing  to  them  by  Henry 
Malby,  deceased,  elder  brother  of  George  Malby,  whose  ward- 
ship she  holds. — Whitehall,  Sunday,  6  December  1618. 

Signed :  Lo.  Abp.  of  Canterbury,  Lo.  Mar.  Hamilton,  Lo 
Digbie,  Lo.  Vi.  Doncaster,  Lo.  Bininge,  Lo.  M.  Fenton,  Lo.  Bp. 
of  Ely,  Lo.  Zouch,  Lo.  Carew,  Mr.  Treasurer,  Mr.  Comptroller, 
Mr.  Secretary  Naunton,  Mr.  Chancellor  of  the  Exchequer, 
Pembroke,  Geo.  Carew. 
P.  L 

Dec.  14.      495.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Privy  Council. 
^  T'234'Tf '  Have  called  upon  Lord  Burke  of  Brittas  to  disclaim  his 

pretence  to  the  barony  of  Castle  Connell,  which  he  has  refused 
and  has  promised  to  repair  to  England. — Dublin  Castle, 
14  December  1618. 

Signed  :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Henry  Docwra 
Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  Will.  Jones,  WiUm.  Methwold 
Dud.  Norton,  Fran.  Kingslee,  Fran.  Conway,  Ed.  Blayney,  Ad. 
Loftus,  Fr.  Annesley. 

Pp.  2.     Add.     Endd.     Enclosed. 

S.P.,  Ireland,    496,     InstruTuent  of  release  tendered  to  Lord  Bourk  of  Brittas  on 
vol.  234, 31 1.  ^f^  3^g  ^y  j)ecember—2  December  1618. 

P.  1.  Parchment.  Not  executed.  Endorsed  to  the  above 
effect,  which  is  signed  by  the  Lord  Depihty. 

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1618. 
Dec.  16.     497.        Lord  Castleconnell's  Lands. 

vo^  'as^f  Ta^'  Order   of  court   requiring  an   injunction  for  the  present 

possession  of  lands,  &c.  for  the  Lord  of  Castle  Connell. — 16 
December  1618. 
P.  1. 


vol.  234,  32. 


Dec.  23.      498.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^^^'a^i'^rf '  -^^^  thought  it  his  duty  at  this  time  to  put  them  in  mind  of 

'     '  the  great  necessity  of  His  Majesty's  army  here,  that  they  may 

be  pleased  to  give  order  for  their  supply.  Has  not  written 
hitherto  because  Mr.  Treasurer  assured  him  that  his  agent 
would  receive  the  payment  for  one  half  year  this  last  Michael- 
mas term ;  and  as  he  cannot  understand  now  that  any  moneys 
are  issued  there  according  to  Mr.  Treasurer's  hopes,  he  prays 
them  to  think  of  the  extremity  this  poor  army  endures  for 
want  of  their  entertainments,  many  poor  men  being  brought 
to  so  hard  terms  for  lack  of  their  payments  that  in  his  pity  of 
them  he  cannot  but  importune  for  their  relief  They  are  now 
unpaid  for  one  whole  year,  saving  such  payments  as  have  been 
made  by  assignment  out  of  His  Majesty's  revenues  here. 
Beseeches  them  to  give  order  that  they  may  have  treasure 
sent  over  to  them  so  soon  as  it  may  possibly  stand  with  the 
convenience  of  His  Majesty's  affairs. 

Has  received  copies  of  the  undertaker's  patents  of  Ulster' 
passed  in  England,  and  the  bonds  of  the  Scottish  undertakers 
entered  in  Scotland,  which  enforces  him  to  pray  them  to  pro- 
cure some  speedy  course  of  transmitting  the  same  into  this 
kingdom,  that  His  Majesty's  service  may  receive  no  prejudice 
by  the  want  of  them. — Dublin,  23  December  1618. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

Dec.  29.      499.        Certificate  by  Simon  Eichardson. 
Add.  p.,  Ireland,  Of   the   moneys  paid  and  rents  assigned   to   Tirlagh  oge 

P.R.O.  O'Laurie.     Amongst  other  things  Con  O'Streit  paid  four  hens, 

value  two  shillings,  &c.,  &c. 
P.  1. 

Dec.  29.      500.        A  Eental  of  Moyragh,  Anno.  1618. 
Add.  p.,  Ireland.  Brian  O'Laurie  in  rent  Zl.,  3  days'  work  2s.  and   one  barrel 

of  barley  6s.  8d,  &c.,  &c. 

Pf.  2.     Endd. :   "  A  rental  of  Moyragh  and  Tirlough  oge 
O'Lauries  reckonings  for  the  year  1618." 

British  Museum,  501.  A  MuSTER  BOOK  of   all  the  UNDERTAKERS,   SeEVITORS, 

Add.  MS.,  and  Natives  of  Ulster.^ 

'     ■  A  true  certificate  of  the  numbers  of  men  and  their  arms, 

which  I  find  upon  the  several  proportions  of  the  undertakers  in 
the  plantation  of  the  six  escheated  counties  in  the  province  of 
Ulster,  mustered  by  me,  George  Alleyne.     Anno  Domini,  1618. 


1  A  volume  in  small  folio,  in  Venetian  hand,  and  elegant  white  vellum 
hinding,  gilt,  containing  29  pages.  It  was  probably  Captain  George  AUeyue's 
own  property,  as  there  are  inserted  at  the  end  copies  of  the  several  warrants 
concerning  his  appointment  and  powers  as  Muster-Master  of  Leinster   and 

Ulster. 

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221 


1618.  The  Muster  Roll  of  the  County  of  Armagh. 

Note. — That  all  these  with  an  asterisk  in  the  margin  appeared  not,  either  with 
men  or  arms,  upon  their  summons. 


i 

1 

Q 

1 

1 

Barony  de  Oneland: — 

Sir  Oliver  St.  John,   Lord 

Deputy. 
*Sir  Antony  Cope    - 

Mr.  Kraneis  Sacheverell     - 

Mr.  Rowlestone 
*Mr.  Stauhoe 

Mr.  Michael  Obhins 

Mr.  Hyeron 

Mr.  Dillon  - 

Mr.  Brownlow 

Bakont  de  Fues:  — 
Mr.  John  Hamilton 
Mr.  Archhall  Acheson 
Mr.  Henry  Acheson 

1,000 

3,000 
2,000 
1,000 
1,500 
2,000 
2,000 
1,500 
2,500 

2,500 
2,000 
1,000 

16 

48 
18 

16 

12 

56 

48 
24 

5 
1 

4 

2 

7 
4 

2 

4 
6 

2 

3 

11 

14 
8 

15 
5 

8 

5 

32 
17 
10 

2 

10 
6 

7 

3 

40 
40 
18 

Total 

22,000 

238 

25 

48 

92 

2 

124 

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Baeony  de  Dongannan:  — 
The  Lord  Oucheltree 
Sir  Robert  Hej'hurne 
Captain  Saunderson 
Mr.  Lindsey 

Mr.  Alexander  Richardson 
Mr.  David  Kinnideth 
Mr.  Andrew  Steward 

Barony  de  Omaghe: — 
*The  Earl  of  Castle  Haven  - 
*The    Countess    of     Castle 

Haven. 
*Sir  John  Davys     - 

Bakont  de  Cloughek: — 

The  Lord  Ridgway 
*Sir  Gerrand  Lother 

Sir  William  Steward 
*Sir  William  Cope   - 

Sir  George  Ridgway 

Captain  John  Leigh 

Mr.  William  Parsons 

Mr.  HughMichell- 

Barony  de  Straeane: — 
*The  Earl  of  Albemarle 
*Sir  Claud  Hamilton's  heirs 

Sir  Robert  Newcomen 

Sir  John  Droomat  - 
*Sir  George  Hamilton 

Mr.  James  Steward 

3,000 
1,500 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

6,000 
3,000 

2,000 

2,000 
1,000 
2,000 
1,500 
1,000 
2,000 
1,500 
1,500 

4,500 
2,750 
2,750 
1,000 
1,500 
1,000 

31 
23 
23 
21 
19 
17 
16 

48 
24 

22 
27 
21 

43 

21 

21 

5 
1 

8 
5 
3 

1 
2 

6 

1 

3 

1 

2 
3 

6 
3 
4 
3 
5 
1 
5 

10 
3 

10 
3 

2 

7 
2 

21 

10 

10 

10 

8 

5 

6 

7 
15 

9 

1 
5 

20 
10 

3 

1 

2 

3 

1 
1 

5 

17 

8 
16 
20 

9 

7 
14 

28 
22 

16  . 
5 
3 

37 

20 

Total 

46,500 

393 

42 

65 

143 

17 

229 

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Acres. 

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Mr.  Eussell,   chief  tenant  to 

3,000 

23 

2 

10 

1 

3 

the  Drapers. 

Mr.  John"  Freeman,  chief  te- 

3,000 

49 

4 

2 

3 

— 

13 

nant  to  the  Goldsmiths. 

Mr.    Richard    Vernon,    chief 

3,000 

17 

4 

4 

1 

— 

6 

tenant  to  the  Mercers. 

Mr.   Baptist  Jones,  chief  te- 

3,000 

42 

1 

15 

8 

2 

18 

nant  to  the  Vintners. 

The   Lady   Dorrington,   chief 

3,000 

28 

12 

8 

8 

4 

22 

tenant  to  the  Skinners. 

Mrs.  Roue,    chief    tenant  to 

3,000 

42 

— 

T 

6 

— 

15 

the  Grocers. 

Mr.    George   Downing,  chief 

3,000 

31 

1 

6 

4 

— 

7 

tenant  to  the  Fishmongers. 

Mr.    George    Canning,   chief 

3,000 

56 

3 

4 

2 

4 

10 

tenant  to  the  Ironmongers. 

Sir  Robert  McLellon,  chief  te- 

3,000 

17 

— 

— 

— 

■ — 

— 

nant  to  the  Clothworkers. 

Sir    Robert    M'Lellon,    chief 

3,000 

20 





— 

— 

— 

tenant  to  the  Haberdashers. 

Mr.   Sawyer,  chief  tenant  to 

3,000 

16 

12 

— 

— 

4 

— 

the  Salters. 

Mr.  Valentine  Hartopp,  chief 

3,000 

49 

— 

19 

22 

8 

32 

tenant    to     the     Merchant 

Tailors. 

The  city  of  Londonderry 

— 

100 

13 

50 

50 

7 

80 

The  town  of  Coleraine 

— 

100 

30 

30 

50 

• — 

103 

Total 

36,000 

610 

82 

145 

155 

29 

312 

The  Muster  Roll  of  the  County  of  Cavan. 


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Baront  db  Lotiohtie  : — 

Mr.  Thomas  Waldron 

2,000 

67 

10 

18 

24 

12 

47 

Sir  Stephen  Butler  - 

2,000 

87 

3 

22 

50 

10 

62 

Mr.  John  Fishe 

2,000 

49 

8 

13 

6 

4 

32 

Captain  Hugh  Culme 

1,500 

16 

4 

7 

5 

— 

8 

Mr.  Taylor 

1,500 

32 

2 

7 

14 

2 

4 

Sir  George  Mannering 

2,000 

14 

3 

4 

6 

3 

7 

Mr.  Adwicke 

1,500 

12 

4 

3 

4 

— 

6 

BakONY  DE  TnLLEKNOUGHE:  — 

Sir  James  Cragge  - 

2,000 

45 

7 

6 

24 

2 

37 

Mr.  Hamilton 

3,000 

62 

2 

9 

32 

3 

42 

Mr.  Arohball  Acheson 

1,000 

24 

1 

3 

14 

— 

22 

Bakont  de  Clankte  :  — 

Sir  James  Hamilton 

3,000 

61 

3 

1 

22 

— 

48 

Mr.  John  Hamilton- 

1,000 

24 

3 

7 

12 

— 

24 

Mr.  William  Hamilton 

1,000 

24 

1 

3 

14 

— 

15 

Mr.  William  Bayly 

1,000 

24 

4 

6 

8 

— 

18 

Total 

24,500 

539 

55 

118 

235 

36 

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The  Muster  Koll  of  the  County  of  Fermanagh. 


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CO 

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1 

CO 

Barony  de  Maghereeo  ye  :  — 
*Sir  John  Home     - 
*Mr.  John  Dunbare 
Sir  William  Cole  - 
*Mr.  James  Hamilton 
*Mr.  Malcolm  Hamilton 
*Mr.  Flower 
*Mr.  Geo.  Home    - 

Barony  de  Lurgh:  — 

Mr.  John  Archdale 
*Mr.  Huning 
*Sir  Gerrand  Lowther 
*Mr.  Thos.  Blenerhassett    - 

Mr.  Francis  Blenerhassett 
*Mr.  Flowerdewe    - 

Half  Barony  de  Coole  :  — 
Sir  Stephen  Butler 

Barony  de  Clankellye:  — 
The  Lord  Burleigh 
Mr.  Flowerdewe    - 
Mr.  Sidborough    - 
Mr.  Hugh  Wirrell 
Mr.  Calvert 
*Mr.  Hatton 

Hale    Barony  de    Knock- 
ninny  :  — 
The  Lord  Burleigh 
*Sir  Stephen  Butler 
*  Captain  Creaton    - 

2,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,500 
1,500 
1,000 

1,000 
1,000 
2,000 
1,500 
1,500 
1,000 

4,000 

1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

2,000 
1,000 
1,000 

24 

24 
12 

24 

5 
6 

13 
6 

13 

57 

6 

7 

3 

2 
2 

6 

8 

5 
4 

3 

3 

18 

10 
8 

6 
15 

2 
4 

22 
17 

3 
5 

4 

Total 

31,000 

134 

26 

41 

39 

6 

87 

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Barony  de  Kossoe: — 
*Sir  Rafe  Bingley  - 
*Mr.  William  Wilson 
*Mr.  Eobert  Davis 
*Sir  John  Kinsmell 
*Sir  Thomas  Coach 
*  Captain  Mansfield 
*Mr.  Peter  Benson 
*Sir  John  Steward 
*The  Lady  of  Luce 
*Mr.  Alexander  Steward    - 
*Mr.  James  Kinningham    - 
*The  Lord  of  Dondoffe      - 
*Mr.  James  Kinningham   - 

4,000 
2,750 
2,000 
2,250 
1,500 
1,000 
1,500 
4,000 
1,000 
1,000 
3,000 
1,000 
2,000 

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— 

— 

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Barony    de     Boylagii    et 
Banaghe : — 

*Captain  Thomas  Dutton    - 
*The  Lord  Broughton 
*Mr.  William  Steward 
*Sir  Patrick  M'Kee 
*Mr.  Alexander   Kinning- 

ham. 
*Mr.  John  Murrey - 
*Mr.  Patrick  Vause 
♦Alexander  Dunharre 

2,000 
1,500 
1,500 
1,000 
1,000 

1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Total    - 

37,000 

— 

- 

— 

— 

— 

— 

There  be  in  the  six  escheated 

197,000 



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counties 

There  appeared  in  all 

— 

1,964 

230 

417 

664 

90 

1,141 

There  ought  to  have  appeared  ~| 

according  to   the   propor- 

tion, or  rate  of  24  men  to 
every    1,000    acres   within 

4,728 

~ 

~ 

these  six  escheated   coun- 

ties, viz.  : — 

Armagh  -             -             - 

528 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

'    — 

Tyrone    -             -             - 

1,116 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Londonderry 

864 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Cavan     -             -             - 

588 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Fermanagh 

744 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Donegal  -            -            - 

888 

— 

— 

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— 

— 

SUMMA  PATET 

True  Certificate  of  the  Servitor's  Lands  in  the  Six 
Escheated  Counties  in  the  Province  of  Ulster,  which 
ought  to  have  a  competent  store  of  arms  in  readiness, 
as  the  former  (foregoing)  Undertakers ;  all  which  said 
Servitors  appeared  not  either  with  men  or  arms. 

Co.  Fermanagh. 


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Bakony  de  Cunawly:— 
Captain  Harrison    - 
Mr.  John  Davis 

Bakony  de  Tibkinnidy  :  — 
Mr.  Henry  Kolliott 
Mr.  William  Cole  - 
Captain  Paul  Goore 
Captain  Roger  Atkinson     - 

500 
1,500 

1,500 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 

— 

— 

— 

~~* 

— 

Total 

6,500 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

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Saeony  de  Kilmecrenan :  — 
Mr.  John  Vaughan 
Captain  Dutton 
Sir  Richard  Hansard 
Captain  Sanford     - 
Sir  Thomas  Chichester 
Mr.  John  Wray 
Sir  George  Marbury 
Sir  John  Kingsmell 
Mr.  Arthur  Terry  i  - 
Mr.  William  Luine 
Mr.  Thomas  Perkins 
Mr.  Nathaniel  Kowley 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

300 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

1,000 

400 

172 

900 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Total 

11,972 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Co.  Armagh. 


Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Lord 

Deputy. 
The  Lord  Moore     - 
Captain  Antony  Smith 
Mr.  Henry  Boucher 
Mr.  Marmaduke  Whitchurch 
The  Earl  of  Castlehaven     - 

1,500 

1,000 
1,000 
2  000 
120 
2,500 

— 

— 

— 



— 

— 

Total 

8,120 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Co.  Cavan. 


Baeony  de  Castlehaven  : — 
Mr.  Thomas  Elliott 
Mr.  Thomas  Ashe  - 
Captain  Hugh  Cuhne 
Mr.  Edmund  DoudaU 

Bakony      de      TuLLBKNOtr- 

GHER  : 

Sir  George  Greames 
Sir  Richard  Greames 
Mr.  Walter  Talbutte 

Baeony  de  Clanmaghon :  — 
The  Lord  Lambert 
Captain  Lyons 
Mr.  Russell 
Mr.  Archball  Moore 

Baeony  de  Tbllegabvy  ;  — 
Captain  Culme 
Mr.  Thomas  Ashe 
Mr.  Archball  Moore 
Mr.  John  Ashe 
Captain  Ferrell 

400 

500 

1,000 

2,000 

1,000 
1,000 
1,500 

2,000 
500 
500 
500 

750 
750 
750 
750 
2,000 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Total 

15,850 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

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Co.  Tyrone. 

Acres. 

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Bauont  de  Dungannon:  — 
The  Lord  Chichester 
The  Lord  Ridgway 
Sir  Toby  Caulfield  - 
Sir  Richard  Wingfield 
Sir  Francis  Roe 
Mr.  William  Parsons 

1,380 
2,000 
1,240 
2,120 
1,000 
890 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Total 

8,630 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

Entire  total 

51,720 

— 

— 

— 

— 

— 

There  ought  to  be  of  arms  in  these  counties  after  the  rate  of  24  for  every  1,000 
acres,  1,220. 

The  Rising  out  of  M'Mahon's  Country,  now  the  county  of 
Monahan  upon  the  new  Division.^ 


- 

Footmen. 

Horse- 
men. 

Kerne. 

Bryen  M'Hugh  Oge  M'Mahon      -             -             . 
Rosse  Bone  M'Mahon       -             -             -             - 
Patrick  M'Arte  Moyle  M'Mahon  -             .             - 
Erer  M'Cooly  M'Mahon  -             -             -            - 
Patrick  Duflf  M'  Collye  M'Mahon 
Bryan  Oge  M'Mahon        -             -             -             - 
Patrick  M'Kenna              .... 

— 

4 
3 
2 
4 
1 
1 
2 

8 
6 
4 
8 
2 
2 
4 

Total  horsemen 
„     kerne 

— 

17 

34 

A  List  of  the  Rising  out  within  the 

County  of  Antrim. 

The  Lord  of  Donluce        .            .            .            - 
Henry  O'Neale      ....             - 
Rory  Oge  M'Quillin          .... 
Shale  O'Harae       -             -             .             -             - 

Neale  Oge  M'Hughc         .... 

120 

11 

6 

3 

6 

24 
,5 
2 

1 
2 

—      ■ 

Total  footmen 
„     horsemen 

146 

34 

— 

A  List  of  the  Rising  out  within  the  County  of  Down. 


Rowland  Savadge,  of  Portaferry 

Sir  James  Hamilton 

Sir  Hugh  Montgomery     - 


'  The  rising  out  of  these  three  not  escheated  counties  of  Ulster  is  preceded  by 
the  rising  out  of  the  several  counties  of  Leinster  "  as  ordered  to  assemble  for  the 
generall  hostings,  and  to  meete  on  y"  24  of  August  1676,"  in  the  several  counties 
at  appointed  places.    But  the  detail  is  too  great  to  insert. 

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To  the  foregoing  Muster  Book  of  Captain  George 
Alleyne,  tlie  following  Documents  are  annexed 
by  way  of  Appendix. 


502.         The  King  to  St.  John. 

Having  been  informed  of  the  great  mischiefs  that  have 
followed,  especially  in  the  time  of  the  late  rebellion,  for  want 
of  the  proper  numbers  of  horse  and  foot,  with  sufficient  arms, 
which  ought  to  be  maintained  for  the  use  of  the  Grown  and 
defence  of  the  realm,  as  tvell  by  the  undertakers  in  the  several 
plantations  as  by  other  persons  and  towns  in  the  other  parts 
of  that  kingdom  commonly  known  by  the  name  of  the  outrising 
of  the  country,  has  thought  fit,  according  to  his  (St.  John's) 
advice,  that  yearly,  at  certain  times,  the  undertakers  in  the 
several  plantations  and  the  outrising  of  the  country  should 
be  mustered,  viewed,  and  trained  to  the  use  of  their  arms  by 
muster-masters,  who  are  to  receive  for  their  travail  and  ex- 
pienses  out  of  the  several  places  and  countries  chargeable,  after 
the  manner  of  England,  such  yearly  entertainment  as  may 
be  suitable,  he  {the  King)  accordingly  appoints  Captain 
George  Alleyne  and  Captain  Nicholas  Pinner  to  be  employed 
as  muster-masters,  the  one  in  the  provinces  of  Leinster  and 
Ulster,  the  other  in  Munster  and  Connaught,  with  liberty  to 
Captain  George  Alleyne  to  take  his  choice.  The  deputy  is 
to  grant  them  commissions  by  letters  p)atent  during  good 
behaviour  to  muster,  view,  and  train,  ctccording  to  instruc- 
tions to  be  given  them  by  the  deputy,  as  well  the  undertakers 
in  the  several  plantations  as  the  outrisings  of  the  countries. 
They  are  to  certify  to  the  deputy  all  defeats  they  may  find  there. 
He  (St.  John)  is  to  deal  with  the,  inhabitants  of  the  several 
countries  chargeable  xuith  the  maintenance  of  the  said  forces 
of  horse  and  foot  for  a  reasonable  allowance  for  the  muster- 
nfiasters  out  of  the  several  parishes  and  townships. 
P.  1.     Copy.     No^date. 

503.  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy,  to  the  Justices  of  the  Peace  of  the 
County. 
Warrant  informing  them  of  the  King's  appointment  of 
Captain  George  Alleyne  to  be  made  muster-master  of  Leinster 
and  Ulster,  and  of  his  repair  to  the  county,  and  requiring 
them  to  give  present  notice  to  all  the  undertakers  and  out 
rising  of  their  county,  and  to  prefer  a  time  and  place  for 
them,  to  make  their  appearance,  with  their  arms,  to  be  mustered 
and  trained  by  their  said  muster-master. — Chichester  House, 
near  Dublin,  10th  of  July  1618. 

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504.  St.  John  to  Captain  George  Alleyne. 

Warrant  authorising  and  directing  him  to  repair  to  ike 
several  counties  within  his  commission  as  muster-master  of 
such  places  and  times  as  shall  be  appointed  by  the  respective 
justices  of  the  peace  to  muster,  view,  and  train  to  the  use  of 
their  arms,  as  well  the  undertakers  as  the  rising  out  of  the 
counties  not  under  plantation  rule,  and  to  make  report  of 
ivhat  defects  he  may  find. — Chichester  House,  near  Dublin, 
18th  July  1618. 

505.  A  note  of  the  Defects  found  by  Captain  Oeorge  Alleyne  in 

the  office  of   his  Muster-Mastership  in  Leinster  and 
Ulster. 

That  there  are  no  fines  exacted  for  non-appearance  at 
muster. 

That  he  should  be  aided  at  muster  by  two  justices  of  peace 
of  the  county ;  that  men  may  be  fined  who  appear  with  any 
other  man's  men  and  arms  than  their  own,  "for  let  me  muster 
in  one  county  (as  it  were)  to-day,  to-morrow  the  most  of 
those  men  and  their  arms  do  meet  me  in  the  next  county  to 
muster  again.     Thus  they  defraud  your  Majesty." 

That  it  m,ight  be  set  down  what  arms  and  of  what  quality 
every  undertaker  of  1,000  acres  should  have,  for  in  the  Book 
of  Plantation  it  is  not  expressed. 

"  That  I  may  have  power  to  take  a  general  nnuster  of  all 
English  and  Scottish  that  be  upon  the  undertakers'  lands 
from  the  age  of  18  to  50  years,  so  that  I  shall  be  able  to 
inform.  Your  Majesty  of  your  strength  to  a  man." 

That  the  clergy  may  find  men  and  arms,  and  to  be  rated 
and  set  down  by  their  bishops,  and  to  pay  him  rateably  as 
the  undertakers,  as  customably  in  England. 

That  he  may  make  substitutes  to  aid  him. 

Thus  it  stands  with  the  three  cownties  that  are  not  escheated, 
namely,  with  the  counties  of  Down,  Monahan,  and  Antrim,. 
As  for  Down  and  Antrim,  funds  them  to  be  better  planted 
with  English  and  Scottish  than  some  of  the  escheated  counties 
of  Ulster. 

506.  The  Defects  of  the  Province  of  Leinster. 

That  the  risings  out  in  Leinster  within  the  English  pale 
in  the  three  counties  of  Ulster  not  escheated,  namely,  Down, 
Monahan,  and  Antrim,  are  bound  by  their  tenures  to  serve 
His  Majesty  when  his  deputy  in  person  takes  the  field  for 
one  month,  more  or  less,  at  their  own  cost ;  but,  through  their 
defects  of  men,  horses,  and  arms,  they  never  were  able  to 
defend  their  own  borders  in  time  of  rebellion,  but  often  suffer 
themselves  to  be  despoiled  to  the  very  gates  of  Dublin. 

They  refuse  to  muster  except  when  the  Deputy  takes  the  field. 

They  are  decayed  in  their  estate  and  their  lands  sold  to 
others,  so  that  there  is  no  knowing  at  whose  hands  to  demand 
the  service.' 


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Four  or  six  justices  of  2^sace  in  the  three  not  escheated 
counties  of  Ulster  should  he  appointed  Gommissioners  of 
Muster  to  applot  the  rising  out  rateably  according  to  the 
tenants'  abilities. 

All  Leinster,  and  the  counties  of  Londonderry  and  Down 
in  Ulster,  refuse  to  pay  him  any  means,  an  exctmple  that  has 
so  animated  the  counties  of  Tyrone,  Armagh,  Cavan,  Fer- 
Tnanagh,  Donegall,  Antrim,  and  Monahan,  that  they  refuse 
to  give  him  that  entertainment  which  they  promised  under 
their  hands,  which  is  sixpence  out  of  every  townland  in 
Tyrone,  and  so  rateably  all  the  other  counties. 

That  he  may  he  confirmed  in  the  above-mentioned  enter- 
tainment by  an  Act  of  State  during  his  life. 

And  for  prevention  of  abuses  by  under  sheriffs  and  bailiffs, 
&c.,  who  in  levying  six  pence  for  him  extort  twelve  p)ence  for 
themselves,  that  every  landlord  pay  for  himself  and  all  his 
tenants  and  recover  against  them. 

Prays  that  he  may  have  a  yearly  entertainment  out  of  the 
fines  to  be  imposed  for  defaults. 

507.  Articles   concluded   upon   between   Sir  Toby  Caulfield,  Kt., 

Master  of  the  Ordnance,  ccnd  one  of  the  Privy  Counsel 

in  Ireland,  and  the  rest  of  His  Majesty's  justices  of  the 

peace  for   the   county  of  Tyrone  of  the  one  part,  and 

Captain  George  Alleine,  recommended  by  His  Majesty 

as  muster-master  of  the  plantation  and  rising  out  in 

Leinster  and  Ulster,  of  the  other  part. 

That  the  said  Captain  George  Alleine  shall  onuster  and 

train  the  British  undertakers,  and  all  other  rising  out  in 

the  said  county  of  Tyrone,  three  times  yearly ;  twice  by  a 

sufficient  deputy,  and  once  in  person. 

The  mustering  and  training  to  be  performed  about  Easter, 
Midsummer,  and  Michaelmas  yearly,  and  xoithin  three 
months  after  the  mustering  and  training  of  Armagh. 

His  entertainment  to  be  payable  at  the  days  of  imisterimg. 
The  places  of  Clustering  are  Tullagh  Oge  for  the  undertakers 
in  the  precinct  of  Mountjoy,  Ballidonnelly  for  the  servitors 
in  the  barony  of  Dungannon,  Agher  for  the  barony  of 
Clogher,  Omagh  for  the  barony  of  Onuigh,  and  Neivtoivn 
for  the  undertakers  in  the  barony  of  Strabccne,  to  begin  at 
Easter  next. 

And  he  shall  bring  with  him  one  drum  and  two  Serjeants 
to  assist  in  training. 

The  captains  appointed  over  the  said  musters  are  Captain 
Savmderson  for  the  undeHakers  in  the  precinct  of  Mountjoy, 
Mr.  Hamlet  Moore  for  the  servitors  in  the  barony  of  Dun- 
gannon, Fenton  Parsons,  Esq.,  for  the  barony  of  Clogher, 
Mr.  Bastard  for  the  barony  of  Omagh,  and  Captain  Calvine 
for  the  barony  of  Strabone ;  or  their  sufficient  deputies. 

He  is  to  have  his  entertainment  sixpence  a  balliboe  through- 
out the  whole  county  of  English  money. 


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1618. 

This  contract  to  he  in  force  for  one  year,  and  longer  from 
time  to  time  till  dissolved  hy  the  vote  of  the  majority  of  the 
justices  of  peace  for  the  county  assembled  at  quarter  sessions. 

Signed:  Arthur  Chichester,  Armagh;  Geo.  Berriens;  Richard 
Wingfield ;  Castlehaven ;  Toby  Caulfield,  Thomas  Ridgway, 
William  Caulfield,  Fiuncis  Ansley,  John  MeeJce,  Robert 
Newcomen,  John  Leigh,  Alexander  Saunderson,  George  Cham- 
bers, Daniell  Leigh,  William  Bastard,  Fenton  Parsons, 
Emanuell  Ley,  John  Williams,  Edward  Blomer,  Hamlett 
Moore,  James  Steward. 

Pp.  1|.  Copy.  Endd. :  "  This  is  the  forme  of  the  agree- 
ment betwixt  Captayne  Alleine  and  the  rest  of  the  Counties." 


vol.  618,  p.  I 


[  ]     508.        St.  John  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council,  with  project 

Carew  Papers,  for  the  Plantation  of  Longford.^ 

Is  of  opinion  that  Longford  should  be  settled  this  year,  and 
if  possible,  O'CarroU's  country,  the  county  of  Leitrim,  M'Cogh- 
lan's  country,  and  O'Mulloy's  country  to  be  left  for  the  work 
of  next  year. 

The  whole  county  consists  of  50,000  acres,  charged  with  a 
rent  of  2001.  to  the  heirs  of  Sir  Nicholas  Malby,  and  with  120 
beeves  payable  [to  Sir  Francis  Shane  at]  the  castle  of  Granard, 
which  must  be  compounded  for  by  lands  taken  out  of  the 
whole  county,  in  order  that  the  undertakers  may  not  be  liable 
to  distresses  of  other  men.  Land  must  also  be  taken  to  better 
church  livings,  as  in  the  Wexford  plantation,  and  for  the  sup- 
port of  a  corporate  town  and  a  free  school.  There  will  then 
remain  for  division  amongst  the  undertakers,  say  12,000  acres, 
being  a  fourth  part  of  the  whole.  Of  these  12,000  acres  a 
moiety  should  be  disposed  of  to  servitors  who  have  had  no 
lands,  not  in  great  scopes,  as  in  Ulster,  and  lately  in  Wexford, 
but  lots  of  200,  300,  400  acres,  none  to  exceed  1,000  acres. 
Thus  the  planters  and  their  buildings  will  be  more  numerous. 

For  the  residue  to  be  bestowed  on  British  undertakers,  their 
portions  should  be  in  like  manner  smaller  than  in  Ulster  and 
Wexford,  "  for  now  Irish  land  is  more  valuable,"  and  Longford 
is  nearer  the  English  Pale.  In  Ulster  a  sufficient  number  of 
buildings  have  not  been  made,  nor  British  brought  over  to  in- 
habit those  great  scopes,  nor  freeholders  enough  made,  and  such 
as  have  been  made  are  rendered  poor  and  weak  by  too  high 
rents.  This  manner  of  planting  by  smaller  portions  "  was  the 
ancient  manner  of  planting  Irish  countries,  as  may  appear  by  the 
multitude  of  castles  in  the  English  Pale,  and  in  the  counties 
of  Tipperary,  Limerick,  Kilkenny,  and  all  the  countries  where 
the  Old  English  do  yet  keep  their  footing,"  and  that  course 
was  held  in  the  later  plantation  of  Leix  and  Ophaly,  where 
many  English  undertakers  had  small  freeholds  given  them. 
Suggests  that  the  undertakers  be  placed  in  the  wildest  parts, 
as  towards  the  counties  of  Leitrim,  Cavan,  and  Roscommon, 

'  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  367,  and  supra,  p.  217. 

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1618. 

and  the  natives  nearest  to  the  Pale,  where  their  ancient 
borders  still  remain  ;  and  the  rather  for  that  the  natives  now 
inhabiting  that  part  are  reasonably  reclaimed  by  civil  educa- 
tion, and  many  of  them  have  built  good  stone  houses,  where 
they  dwell. 

Estates  to  be  made  in  fee  farm,  the  natives  paying  2d. 
sterling  for  every  acre  of  21  feet  to  the  perch  ;  the  undertakers, 
1^.  in  respect  of  the  charge  of  his  building. 

Every  native  and  undertaker  of  1,000  acres  and  upwards  to 
build  a  castle  30  feet  long,  20  broad,  and  25  high,  of  stone  or 
brick,  with  a  bawn  of  2Q0  feet  in  compass. 

Those  of  600,  and  so  to  1,000,  a  strong  house  of  stone  or 
brick,  with  a  bawn  of  200  feet  compass ;  those  below  600 
acres  a  good  house. 

"  The  natives  of  these  two  last  proportions  to  be  left  to 
themselves." 

Grants  to  be  made  of  six  market  towns. 

No  native  to  have  a  less  portion  than  100  acres,  except  a 
few,  &c.  upon  good  consideration,  and  none  under  60  acres. 

Every  native,  to  be  now  made  a  freeholder,  to  part  with  at 
least  a  fourth  of  his  former  holding,  besides  a  rateable  contri- 
bution of  land  towards  the  compounding  of  the  two  rents  to 
Sir  Nicholas  Malby's  heirs  and  Sir  Francis  Shane. 

Every  undertaker  and  native  to  build  in  town  reedes.  The 
natives  to  forfeit  if  they  aliene  to  any  of  the  Irish  or  grant 
them  longer  leases  than  for  41  years  "  lest  the  old  lords  should 
grow  great  again." 

The  natives  unprovided  with  land  to  be  set  down  as  tenants 
under  principal  natives  or  undertakers  for  threelives  or  31  years. 

Every  native  and  undertaker  to  sow  yearly  a  fixed  quantity 
of  hemp. 

A  corporate  town  to  be  established  with  100  acres  for  the 
burgesses. 

The  natives  not  to  take  upon  them,  under  pain  of  forfeiture, 
the  name  of  O'Farrell,  "  nor  to  maintain  that  name  by  giving 
of  rent,  cutting  or  sendee,"  nor  to  divide  their  lands  by  gavel- 
kind. 

The  whole  charge  of  admeasuring  the  county  and  other 
costs  of  plantation  to  be  borne  by  the  undertakers  and  natives 
in  equal  contributions. 

Pp.  6.     Copy. 

[  ]    509.        St.  John's  Second  Advice  concerning  the  Plantations 

Carew  Papers,  of  Longford  and  Ely  O'Carroll's  Country.^ 

^°-      'P-     ■  If  ^jjg  estates  are  to  be  granted  in  fee-farm  according  to 

the  course  of  other  plantations,  he  requests  them  (the  Lords) 
to  peruse  his  former  project  of  last  summer,  and  upon  notice 
of  the  exact  quantities  of  land,  subject  to  division  now  sent 
over,  that  His  Majesty  would  declare  how  much  he  would 


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1618. 

have    to   be    divided   amongst  undertakers,   servitors,    and 
natives. 

1.  But  if  all  the  lands  are  to  be  granted  only  in  lease,  then 
there  should  be  set  out — 

1.  Enough  land  to  satisfy  the  rent  of  2001.  due  to  Malby's 
heirs,  and  the  six  score  beeves  due  to  the  Castle  of  Granard. 

2.  Next  it  should  be  declared  how  much  shall  be  leased  to 
natives  and  how  much  to  British  undertakers  and  servitors. 

3.  "  Of  the  position  to  be  appointed  to  natives,  whether  it 
will  not  be  fit  to  grant  every  principal  native  his  dwelling- 
house,  and  a  reasonable  demesne  thereto  in  fee-farm,  and  the 
residue  in  lease,  without  which  all  buildings  now  being  an 
omission  will  decay,  and  none  will  be  added  ;  and  the  same 
course  to  be  held  for  British  undertakers  and  servitors." 

4.  What  quantities  to  lease  to  the  several  persons,  and 
therein  consideration  to  be  had  of  his  former  advices,  for  it 
will  be  ill  to  lease  much  to  any. 

5.  To  appoint  where  the  plantation  of  British  shall  be  in 
each  county,  whether  towards  the  English  pale  or  towards 
the  Irish,  and  whether  it  will  not  be  fit  to  continue  some  of 
the  principal  men  in  the  castles  which  themselves  have 
built. 

6.  It  is  to  be  observed  that  on  the  certificate  of  the  quantities 
now  sent  over  that  only  two  quantities  of  land,  viz.,  arable 
and  pasture,  and  profitable  woods,  are  to  pass  as  valuable 
lands.  All  the  rest  are  of  little  value,  and  to  pass  at  smaller 
rates. 

In  conclusion,  asks  for  directions  concerning  the  measuring 
of  the  county  of  Leitrim,  M'Coghlan's,  and  O'Mulloy's 
Countries,  and  the  rest  of  the  escheated  lands,  and  when  it 
shall  begin. 

Pp.  2.     Copy. 


vol.  619,  p,  160. 


[  ]     510.        Knights  made  in  Ireland  since  the  King's  coming  to  the 

Carew  Papers,  CeOWN,  annO  1602.^ 

Gives  a  list  of  140  knights,  by  what  Deputy  knighted,  and 
generally  the  place  where  the  honour  was  conferred,  as,  for 
instance : — 

"  By  Sir  George  Carey,  Lord  Deputy ;  Sir  Ealph  Bingley 
on  St.  James's  Day. 

"  Sir  Thomas  Williams,  Christchurch,  before  the  sermon ; 
Sir  Edmond  Fetteplace,  Sir  Tobie  Caulfeild,  Sir  John  Terrell, 
Mayor  of  Dublin,  Christchurch,  after  the  sermon. 

"  Sir  Thomas  Coats,  Sir  Fernando  Frecleton,  Sir  George 
Grymes,  Sir  Mahoney  0' Carroll,  Sir  Thomas  Ashe,  Sir  William 
Usher,  Sir  Eichard  Boyle,  Castle  of  Dublin,  same  day. 

"  Sir  Laurence   Esmonde,   after  supper ;   same  day,   Sir 

1  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  383. 


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1618. 

Richard    Wilbraham,    4   September,   Christchurch,    Sir  W. 
Windsor,  18  September,  Christchurch." 

Pp.  6.     Copy. 

[  ]     511.         The  Title  of  the  Lord  Power  to  the  Lord  Barrye's 

Caiew  Papers,  hononrs  and  lands.^ 

[This  controversy  is  like  that  between  the  Lady  Dingwell 
and  the  Earl  of  Ormonde.  It  is  the  claim  of  Lord  Power  to 
the  honours  and  lands  of  the  Lord  Barry  of  Buttevant,  de- 
rived through  Cateline,  only  daughter  and  heir  general  of 
of  James  Fitz  John  Barry  Lord  Viscount  Buttevant,  who 
married  Richard  Lord  Power,  deceased,  against  Lord  Viscount 
Barry  of  Buttevant,  as  collateral  heir  in  feetaU  to  James  Fitz 
John  Barry,  derived  through  James  son  of  Richard  Barry.] 

P.  1.     Copy. 

Carew  Papers,  512.  The  now  Earl  OF  Ormonde's  Title  to  the  possessions 
vol.  607,  p.  179.  q£  ^j^g  jg^^g  -gg^j,^  q£  Ormonde,  and  to  the  possessions  of 

Theobald,  late  Lord  Viscount  Tully.^ 
[This  is  a  long  and  critical  legal  review  by  the  Lady 
Dingwell's  counsel  of  the  Earl's  several  titles  to  the  various 
lands  claimed  by  her  as  heir  general  against  the  Earl  claim- 
ing as  heir  male  in  entail.  The  Earl's  title  to  each  group  of 
manors  is  first  set  forth,  and  then  the  Lady's  ground  of  claim 
overthrowing  his  pretensions  is  given.  It  was  probably  the 
case  submitted  on  her  behalf  to  the  King,  and  by  him  referred 
to  the  three  judges  for  their  opinions,  and  by  them  pronounced 
so  perplexed  and  difficult  that  they  could  not  say  how  the 
result  would  be  if  tried  at  law.]     See  p.  213  supra,  Art.  478. 

Carew  Papers,  513,  An  OPINION  touching  the  taking  possession  of  such  lands 
vol.  607,  p.  209.  ^^^  castles  as  were  by  His  Majesty  awarded  to  the 

Lord  DingweU,  1618.^ 

Although  the  King  has  dealt  graciously  with  the  Earl  of 
Ormonde  in  leaving  him  a  larger  extent  of  land  and  revenue 
than  to  the  Lady  Dingwell,  yet  it  is  conceived  he  takes  it  to 
heart,  and  it  may  be  doubted  that  in  delivering  possession  of 
the  lands  and  manors  awarded  to  Lady  Dingwell,  the  stub- 
bornness of  the  Earl's  followers  (though  the  Earl  himself  be 
faultless)  may  produce  great  mischief  [The  question  is  then 
discussed  whether  it  would  be  better  to  command  the  Earl 
to  see  to  the  quiet  delivery,  or  require  his  attendance  in 
England.]  If  he  stays  in  Ireland  it  may  prove  prejudicial,  yet 
if  he  comes  hither  his  wardens  may  pretend  ignorance  of  his 
will  and  make  resistance. 

The  present  state  of  Ireland  makes  it  a  question  of  import- 
ance, for  though  all  make  a  fair  show  of  quiet,  yet  the  hearts 
of  the  people  are  now  (as  ever  heretofore)  alienated  from  the 

1  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  391. 

2  lb.  p.  388. 

3  lb.  p.  386. 


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1618. 

Crown  of  England.     The  priests,  and  the  Plantations  have 
stirred  the  natives,  and  left  discontented  humours  in  them. 

"  But  that  vi^hich  is  past  and  settled  is  of  least  danger. 
The  plantations  of  the  counties  of  Longford  and  Leitrim,  &c.  in 
expectation,  is  most  to  be  doubted,  it  being  a  usual  Irish  policy 
(when  they  have  a  purpose  to  give  impediment  to  any  good 
design)  to  raise  a  combustion,  hoping  by  winning  time  to 
frustrate  the  intention. 

"  Some  of  the  gentlemen  of  his  name  or  the  constables  of 
his  castles  may  be  disobedient,  and  through  rashness  may 
slay  some  one,  which  in  Ireland  is  treason,  into  which  when 
they  are  plunged  they  grow  desperate,  and  treasons  like  unto 
snowballs  crescunt  ewndo." 

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235 


1619. 

Jan.  8. 

Grant  Book. 


1619. 

514.  Commission  with  Instructions  to  William  Lord 
Knowles  and  Others,  for  disposing  of  Wards  in 
Ireland,  &c. 


Jan.  8.      515.        Commission  to  Sir  William  Jones  to"  dispose  of  Wards 
Grant  Book.  jq  Ireland. 


Jan.  14.       516. 
Grant  Book, 


License  to  William  Ievinge  to  recover  money  upon 
recognizances  forfeited  by  Alehouse  Keepers  for  21 
years. 


Jan.  15. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  1. 


517.  Lords  of  the  Council  to  the  Commissioners  foe 
Irish  Church  Affairs. 

At  Whitehall  on  Friday  in  the  afternoon  the  15th  of  January 
1618.  Present :  the  Lord  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  Lord 
Chamberlain,  Earl  of  Arundell,  Lord  Bishop  of  Ely,  Elect  of 
Winton. 

The  Bishop  of  Meath,  in  the  name  of  the  prelates  and  clergy 
of  Ireland,  having  presented  a  petition  to  His  Majesty  repre- 
senting the  weak  state  of  the  church,  and  the  small  ability 
and  means  it  has  by  the  ordinary  course  of  justice,  either  for 
recovering  that  patrimony  which  they  have  lost,  or  from 
being  spoiled  of  that  whereof  they  are  already  possessed,  and 
imploring  the  King's  aid  ;  .as  also  for  "  erecting  of  the  estate 
of  the  church  in  the  [other]  provinces  of  Ireland,"  as  His 
Majesty  has  done  in  the  new  plantation  of  Ulster.  His 
Majesty  referred  divers  pai-ts  of  the  petition  to  the  Archbishop 
of  Canterbury,  the  Lord  Chamberlain,  the  Earl  of  Arundel, 
the  Bishop  of  Winchester,  and  to  Mr.  Secretary  Naunton,  or 
any  four  of  them.  Accordingly  the  above-mentioned  lords 
have  met  this  day  and  taken  the  same  into  consultation. 
They  have  thought  fit  to  require  the  advice  of  Mr.  Justice 
Winch,  Mr.  Baron  Denham,  Mr.  Solicitor-General,  and  Sir 
James  Ley,  Kt.,  the  King's  attorney  in  the  Court  of  Wards, 
touching  so  much  of  the  said  petition  as  was  referred  to  their 
Lordships,  and  first  to  certify  their  opinions  in  writing  to  the 
said  lords,  and  afterwards  to  attend  their  Lordships  themselves 
for  their  better  satisfaction. 

Concord  cum  Reg,     Geo.  Calvert, 

P.  1.    Copy. 


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1619. 
S  p.,  Ireland,    5\s.        Answer  of  the  Judges  to  the  Lords. 

'   '  According   to   their  Lordships   directions   they  have  met 

several  times  and  advised  of  the  petition  exhibited  to  His 
Majesty  by  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Meath,  and  find  that  they  dare 
not  advise  the  commission,  there  being  no  precedent  in  force  in 
England  to  tuarrant  the  same. 

"  They  conceive  that  the  commission  granted  upon  the  new 
plantation  of  Ulster  is  no  precedent  for  warranting  the 
commission  now  demanded." 

"  Touching  the  third  point  they  think  it  fit  that  in  all 
grants  from  His  Majesty  po-ovision  be  made  for  saving  the 
right  and  titles  of  the  church,  according  to  His  Majesty's 
pleasure  subscribed  to  the  petition!' 

Signed :  H.  Winche,  Jo.  Denham,  Thomas  Coventry e,  James 
Ley. 

P.  1.  Original  Docv/ment.    Endd. 

S.P.,  Ireland,     519.  SAME  to   SAME. 

'   '  Copy  of  the  above  documents. 

Pp.  3.     Endd. 

Jan.  18.      520.        Loed  Deputy  Oliver  St.  John  to  the  Loeds  of  the 
vol.  235, 4.  Council. 

Has  received  their  letter  of  the  I7th  of  December  with  the 
King's  pleasure  how  to  proceed  with  the  Viscount  Thurles's 
friends  and  followers,  in  case  he  should  find  the  information 
brought  to  him  true,  of  Mis  purpose  to  victual  and  fortify 
those  houses  which  were  by  His  Majesty's  award  adjudged  to 
the  Lady  Dingwell,  whereof  he  (St.  John)  gave  a  private 
notice  to  Sir  Francis  Blundell  upon  the  first  bruit  thereof 
Had  since  written  two  letters,  one  to  some  of  their  Lordships 
the  other  to  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbtiry,  with  a  letter 
enclosed  in  one  of  them  from  Sir  John  Everard,  wherein  he 
(St.  John)  made  known  what  advertisements  he  had  received 
from  those  parts  concerning  the  carriage  and  actions  of  that 
lord  and  others,  because  he  understood  that  things  were  other- 
wise than  at  first  reported.  Since  which  time,  upon  the 
morrow  after  twelfth  day,  the  Lord  Viscount  himself  cam^ 
voluntarily  hither  to  him,  and  desired  he  might  purge  himself 
of  those  aspersions  that  had  been  unjustly  laid  upon  him. 
"  I  told  him  what  I  had  heard  and  what  I  misliked  in  him, 
that  he  had  put  men  into  the  Castle  of  Kilkenny,  that  he  had 
dealt  with  the  gentlemen  that  were  farmers  of  Neynagh, 
Eoscreagh,  and  other  houses,  to  keep  their  possessions ;  that  he 
rode  accompanied  with  many  gentlemen  up  and  down  the 
country,  and  that  sundry  idle  persons  resorted  to  his  house." 
To  all  which  he  answered  in  very  humble  fashion,  confessing 
that  to  prevent  any  extraordinary  course  of  gaining  possession 
for  the  Lord  Dingwell,  he  put  two  men  into  the  Castle  of 
Kilkenny  to  assist  the  housekeeper  there,  being  an  old  man 
and  weak,  because  all  the  evidences  of  the  house  of  Ormond 


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remained  in  that  castle,  and  that  he  was  given  to  understand 
(and  he  aiErmed  the  same  to  be  true)  that  some  of  the  Lord 
Dingwell's  servants  had  taken  lodgings  near  the  castle  gate 
in  places  where  they  were  not  accustomed  to  lodge  before,  and 
that  he  dealt  with  the  tenants  of  Neynagh  and  other  houses 
and  took  their  assurances  not  to  dehver  the  voluntary  posses- 
sion of  those  places  until  they  were  required  to  do  it.  For 
his  riding  with  company  in  the  country,  he  assured  him  it  was 
not  with  any  extraordinary  number,  or  in  other  sort  than  he 
has  used  in  former  times  when  he  journeyed  in  the  country, 
and  that,  he  (St.  John)  understands  was  very  true.  For  the 
repair  of  idle  men  unto  his  house,  his  answer  was,  that  for  his 
own  servants  he  would  be  always  answerable  ;  for  strangers 
that  resorted  to  his  house,  though  he  would  very  gladly,  yet 
the  customs  of  the  country  considered,  he  knew  not  how  he 
could  deny  them  meat  and  drink,  but  for  any  purpose  in  the 
least  sort  he  had  to  gainsay  His  Majesty's  authority,  or  to  arm 
himself  against  the  King,  he  prayed  it  might  never  be  believed, 
though  it  were  to  lose  much  more  than  the  lands  awarded  to 
the  Lord  Dingwell,  but  that  he  would  be  for  his  own  part 
always  ready  to  obey  whatever  His  Majesty  should  command. 
He  (St.  John)  sent  him  to  the  Lord  Chancellor,  where  he  made 
the  like  protestation.  He  then  called  him  to  the  council 
table,  where  he  did  the  same,  and  received  sundry  admonitions 
to  forbear  all  courses  that  might  move  the  state  to  conceive 
jealously  of  him.  That  he  shoul^d  not  think  of  strengthening 
his  houses,  or  prevent  the  gaining  of  possessions,  the  purpose  of 
the  state  being  to  proceed  according  to  the  King's  command- 
ments. That  he  should  forbear  to  ride  with  needless  troops, 
or  to  suffer  the  repair  of  idle  people  near  him,  considering  the 
times  to  be  peaceable,  and  that  it  was  fit  the  King's  inferior 
subjects  should  employ  themselves  in  lawful  trades,  and  not  in 
wandering  about  the  country,  unto  all  which  he  willingly 
hearkened  and  promised  conformity.  Understanding  the 
countries  were  quiet  they  dismissed  him  home,  rather  than 
detain  him  at  Dublin. — Dublin,  18th  Jan., 16] 8. 
Pf.  3.     Signed.     Sealed.     Add.    Endd. 

Jan.  23.      521.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  Mr.  Secretary. 
^•^■'  ^fr^^'  They  report  upon  the  case  between  Phelim  M'Feagh  Byrne 

'   '  and  his  son  and  heir,  and  Sir  Eichard  Greame,  Knt.,  for  the 

Ranelagh  and  other  lands  in  the  county  of  Wicklow.  Com- 
mission for  inqtdry  into  the  titles,  pleadings,  and  depositions 
sent. —  Dublin  Castle,  23  January  1618. 

Signed  only  by  the  Lord  Deputy,  Lord  Chief  Justice,  Lord 
Chief  Baron,  and  the  Master  of  the  Rolls. 

Copia  vera. — Will.  Usher.      Sent  to  Sir  Francis  Blundell, 
Knt. 

Pp.  3.     Copy.    Endd.    Enclosing,^ 

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]619. 
Jan. 

loi  '235 'T'^'   ^^^'     ■^''^swer  of  Sir  Richard  Greame  to  the  petition  of  Phelim 
M'Feagh  Byrne  and  Bryan,  his  son  and  heir,  alluded  to  in 
the  above  report,  and  probably  transmitted  with  it. 
Pp.  2.     Copy.     Endd. 


vol.  235,  7. 


[        .]      523.        A  Brief  of  the  Report  of  the  Lord  Deputy'  and 
S.P-,  Ireland,  COUNCIL  of   IRELAND  of  the  Matter  in  Controversy 

between   Phelim   M'Feagh   and   Brian  his    son,  and 
Sir  Richard  Greame,  Knt. 

Queen  Elizabeth  by  her  letters  in  September  1598  to  the 
then  Lords  Justices  and  Council  directed  them  to  make  to  the 
said  Phelim  and  his  heirs  a  sufficient  grant  under  the  Great 
Seal  of  Ireland  of  such  lands  as  he  was  possessed  of,  or 
pretended  to  be  his  right. 

The  King  in  September  1603  gave  instructions  to  the  Lord 
Deputy  and  Council  for  passing  the  country  by  letters  patent 
unto  the  said  Phelim. 

Sir  Richard  Greame,  Knt.,  petitioned  the  then  Lord  Deputy 
and  Council,  intimating  that  he  would  labour  to  entitle  His 
Majesty  to  the  lands  in  question,  and  desired  a  lease  for  21 
years  thereof  at  a  rent  of  51.  per  annum,  which  the  then 
Lord  Deputy  and  Council  answered,  "  We  cannot  dispose 
thereof  before  an  office  be  taken  to  entitle  the  King."  There- 
upon Sir  Richard  took  a  commission  to  inquire  of  the  King's 
title  to  these  lands,  and  an  office  was  taken  the  4th  July 
1616,  finding  that  King  Henry  II.  was  seized  of  the  lands  in 
question  in  right  of  his  crown  of  England,  into  which  lands 
divers  of  the  ancestors  of  the  said  Phelim  did  successively 
enter  and  died  seized  prout  lex  postulat,  and  that  his  father 
being  seized  in  fee  was  slain  in  rebellion,  after  whose  death 
the  said  Phelim  entered  into  the  said  lands,  and  so  continned 
seized  thereof. 

The  same  office  was  filed  the  14th  of  January  following. 

In  December  before,  the  said  Phelim  delivered  to  the 
Deputy  His  Majesty's  letter  dated  4th  November  1616, 
requiring  him  (St.  John)  to  accept  a  suixender  from  the  said 
Phelim  and  Brian  his  son  of  the  lands  of  Ranalagh  and  of  all 
other  lands  whereof  they  were  then  seized,  in  the  county  of 
Wickloe,  and  to  regrant  the  same  to  them  and  their  heirs. 
Before  and  after  this  Sir  Richard  had  pressed  the  Deputy  for 
a  lease  of  those  lands  at  the  rent  of  5L  per  annum ;  and 
further  offered  that  if  the  Deputy  would  permit  him  to  pass 
some  of  those  lands  upon  His  Majesty's  warrants  or  books 
then  lying  in  this  kingdom,  he  would  give  the  King  \Ql.  per 
annum,  besides  U.  payable  after  the  death  of  Sir  William 
Harrington,  and  would  endow  incumbents  of  two  parish 
churches  lying  near  the  lands  with  100  acres  as  glebe,  and 
would  build  a  strong  castle.  To  this  the  Deputy  agreed,  and 
permitted  him  to  pass  the  lands  upon  these  reservations. 


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1619. 

The  1st  Februaiy  Sir  Richard  petitioned  the  Deputy  to 
allow  a  seizure  of  those  lands,  and  a  seizure  was  awarded  out 
of  Chancery,  and  all  those  lands  thereupon  seized  into  the 
King's  hands. 

The  24th  February  1616,  Sir  Richard's  patent  was  sealed 
and  bears  the  same  date,  whereupon  the  sheriff  delivered 
possession  of  those  lands  to  Sir  Richard. 

Afterwards  Phelim  obtained  a  commission  directed  to  Sir 
Laurence  Esmond,  Knight,  and  others,  to  inquire  of  what 
lands  Phelim  or  Brian,  or  either  of  them,  were  seized  of  the 
4th  November  1616,  whereupon  inquiry  was  made  at  Wickloe 
by  the  said  commissioners  the  18th  December  1617,  who 
found  that  Phelim  was  the  said  4th  November  seized  of  right 
of  inheritance  of  all  those  lands  in  question. 

The  Deputy  received  a  letter,  together  with  Phelim  and 
Bryan's  petition,  upon  receipt  whereof  Sir  Richard  made 
answer ;  Phelim  replied.  Sir  Richard  rejoined,  and  upon  view 
of  all  the  pleadings,  finding  that  Sir  Richard  constantly 
affirmed  that  the  lands  in  question  were  not  truly  the  inheri- 
tance of  Phelim,  but  belonged  to  divers  freeholders  slain  in 
actual  rebellion,  whereof  no  ofiice  was  yet  found  to  entitle 
His  Majesty,  which  being  in  substance  contrary  to  the  ofiice 
pursued  by  Phelim  and  to  the  ofiice  pursued  by  Sir  Richard, 
they  thought  best  to  issue  a  commission  to  some  of  His 
Majesty's  judges  and  others  to  examine  witnesses  for  clearing 
that  point,  who  have  examined  nine  witnesses  on  the  part  of 
Phelim  and  eight  on  the  part  of  Sir  Richard,  which  they  send 
with  the  said  depositions. 

P.  1.     Go2oy.    Endd. 
Feb.  7.       524.        SiR  James  Waee's  Ceetificate  touching  Sm  Thomas 

S.P.,  Ireland,  BUTTON'S  PENSIONS. 

vol   235   8 

'   ■  By  patent  dated  at  Westminster  the  28th  of  March  1604,  a 

pension  of  6s.  per  diem  was  granted  to  Sir  Thomas  Button, 
Knt.,  out  of  the  revenues  of  Ireland,  and  to  begin  after  the 
death  of  Robert  Jennison,  who  then  enjoyed  the  same,  over 
and  above  6s.  8c?.  sterling  granted  to  Sir  Thomas  by  the  afore- 
said letters  patent  payable  out  of  the  exchequer  of  England, 
and  to  continue  till  he  should  enjoy  the  former  pension  of  Qs. 
the  day.  Finds  that  by  a  patent  dated  Westminster,  28th 
April  1612,  a  pension  of  6s.  Sd.  sterling  per  diem  was  granted 
to  the  said  Sir  Thomas's  wife,  with  a  proviso  that  the  former, 
pension  of  6s.  B>d.  should  cease.  Notwithstanding,  upon  some 
scruple  made  in  the  time  of  Lord  Chichester's  government, 
the  coasideration  of  both  patents  being  referred  to  the  then 
Lord  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's  Bench,  the  Master  of  the 
Rolls,  and  His  Majesty's  serjeant,  they  returned  the  following 
certificate :  "  That  upon  consideration  of  both  the  patents 
they  considered  that  the  6s.  per  diem  granted  to  Captain 
Button  after  the  death  of  Captain  Jennison  was  absolutely 


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1619. 

granted  unto  him,  and  not  countermanded  by  the  patent  to 
Captain  Button's  wife  of  6s.  8d.  per  diem,  &c. 

Signed :  John  Denham,  Fra.  Aungier,  John  Beare. 

Whereupon  the  Lord  Deputy  directed  the  King's  warrant 
unto  Ware,  dated  15th  February  1615,  to  make  forth  deben- 
tures to  the  said  Sir  Thomas  of  the  6s.  sterling  per  diem  from 
the  death  of  Captain  Jemyson  (sic),  who  died  20th  January 
1607.  According  to  which  warrant  debentures  have  been 
issued  and  payment  made  for  it  until  Michaelmas  1618. 
Exam.  7°  Febr.  1618,  per  Ja.  Ware,  Auditorem  GeneraU. 

Pp.  2.  Endd. :  "  The  opinion  of  my  Lord  Chief  Justice, 
&c.  for  Sir  Tho.  Button." 

Feb.  13.      525.        Lord  Deputy   and    Council   to  the  Lords  of   the 

S.P.,  Ireland,  PrIVY  COUNCIL. 

'  ■  Although  they  may  truly  affirm  that  God  has  blessed  His 

Majesty  with  a  more  universal  peace  and  given  him  a  more 
powerful  hand  over  this  people  than  any  of  his  predecessors, 
yet  of  late  they  receive  from  all  parts  frequent  reports  and 
complaints  of  stealths,  robberies,  and  outrageous  acts  far 
exceeding  those  committed  during  former  years.  Impute 
them  to  an  aptness  in  the  looser  sort  to  believe  idle  reports 
spread  by  malicious  persons,  who  give  out  that  there  is  strong 
and  strange  preparations  in  Spain  to  unknown  purposes. 
Though  they  despise  these  rumours  they  presume  to  make 
them  known  unto  their  Lordships. 

Beg  money  "  for  this  poor  army  which  is  so  long  behind," 
and  that  they  will  hasten  such  proportions  of  munition  and 
carriages  as  have  been  written  for,  and  to  command  such 
captains  as  are  in  England,  and  not  detained  upon  extraordi- 
nary occasions,  to  return  to  their  several  commands  here, 
where  some  of  them  are  much  wanting,  &c. — Dublin  Castle, 
18  February  1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Brabazon,  Chs. 
Wilmot,  Arthur  Savage,  Henry  Doewra,  Will.  Jones,  Ad. 
Loftus,  Fr.  Aungier,  J.  Kinge,  Toby  Caulfield,  Dud.  Norton. 

Pp.  2.     Add    Endd. 

Feb.  26.      526.        Lord  Deputy  St.   John  to  the  Lords  of  the  Privy 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL. 

vol.  235, 10.  Understanding  by  their  letters  of  the  30th  November  the 

King's  intention  concerning  the  town  of  Waterford,  he  and  the 
Council  will  consider  of  it  seriously.  By  some  mischance  the 
original  charter  has  not  been  brought  to  him,  but  upon  its  arrival 
he  and  the  Council  will  deliberate  upon  it,  and  wiU  send  then- 
opinions  with  aU  possible  speed.  In  the  meantime,  he  finds 
by  conference  with  the  Earl  of  Thomond  that  the  inhabitants 
of  that  place  are  not  able  to  yield  any  more  men  of  worth,  fit 
to  bear  the  charge  of  magistracy  in  such  a  corporation,  and 
therefore  their  Lordships'  proposition  of  sending  merchants 


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J  61 9. 

out  of  England  -will  be  of  good  moment  for  establishing  a  good 
corporation  in  that  place. 

He  (St.  John)  has  already  received  the  bonds  entered  in 
England  by  some  British  undertakers  of  Ulster,  and  mentioned 
in  their  Lordships'  letters,  with  copies  of  such  patents  as  were 
granted  to  the  said  undertakers,  but  he  has  not  received  the 
bonds  entered  by  Scotish  undertakers  in  Scotland,  and  prays 
that  they  may  be  sent. 

By  another  letter  from  their  Lordships,  dated  31st  January, 
he  perceives  they  have  been  informed  that  there  are  divers 
concealed  lands  in  Munster,  and  they  require  him  to  bring  those 
lands  into  charge,  but  on  advice  with  the  Lord  President  and 
Chief  Justice  of  that  province,  and  with  the  Surveyor-General, 
has  received  no  light  from  them  of  any  such  concealments. 

Will  carefully  observe  their  directions  concerning  the  Lord 
Bourke  of  Brittas,  and  has  sent  a  pursuivant  to  bring  him  to 
Dublin,  and  when  he  arrives  will  send  him  a  prisoner  to 
England  to  answer  his  insolent  contempt  against  His  Majesty, 
their  Lordships,  and  the  State. 

3egs  to  remind  them  that  the  inland  forts  in  Ulster  and 
Connaught  are  in  want  of  repair  ;  also  the  forts  of  Gal  way 
and  Liffer  must  be  seen  to  at  once ;  beseeches  them  to  give 
order  for  repairing  them  "  that  they  may  be  ready  and  fit 
against  any  danger  of  surprise." 

Prays  their  Lordships  to  cause  the  Auditor  Gofton  to  make 
search  for  those  bonds  by  which  the  captains  of  forts  and 
castles  undertook  to  keep  them  provisioned,  as  it  is  likely 
Lord  Ridgeway  left  with  him  the  bonds  upon  making  up  his 
accounts.  And  if  he  has  not  got  them,  to  command  Lord 
Ridgeway  to  bring  them  to  their  I^ordships,  that  they  may  be 
sent  hither  to  remain  with  the  Treasurer-at-war,  and  that  use 
may  be  made  of  them  in  calling  upon  those  whom  they  concern 
to  perform  their  conditions. 

Has  not  had  any  direction  from  their  Lordships  concerning 
the  plantation  of  Longford,  and  those  other  countries  whereof 
surveys  have  been  sent  to  them.  The  time  of  year  is  now  fit 
for  measuring  Ley  trim  and  the  rest  of  the  escheated  countries. 
Requests  their  Lordships'  pleasure  on  that  behalf  Is  a  suitor 
to  their  Lordships  on  behalf  of  the  poor  surveyors  "  who  took 
great  pains  in  measuring  Longford,  and  now  complain  that 
they  cannot  get  the  money  due  to  them."  They  were  to  be 
paid  out  of  the  revenues  by  the  vice-treasurer,  the  same  to  be 
returned  to  His  Majesty  by  the  undertakers  and  natives  that 
have  the  lands  passed  to  them.  Prays  that  they  may  be  paid, 
otherwise  they  will  not  be  able  to  get  any  to  finish  the  work 
in  Leytrim. — Dublin,  26  February  1618. 

Pp.  4.     Signed.    Endd. 

March  8.     527.       Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council. 

vor235  n '  Pursuant  to  their  Lordships'  letters  of  the  31st  January 

last  they  sent  a  special  messenger  to  Lord  Brittas.     He  ap- 


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1619. 

peared  before  them  accordingly  on  the  8th  of  March,  and  after 
their  Lordships'  pleasure  was  made  known  to  him,  was  re- 
strained to  the  house  of  Sir  James  Ware  in  Dublin,  until  wind 
and  weather  served  for  his  passage.  They  have  sent  him  over 
in  the  charge  of  Sir  Beverly  Newcomen. — Dublin  Castle, 
8  March  1618. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  Henry  Docwra, 
Toby  Caulfield,  J.  King,  Dud.  Morton,  Wilmot. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd.    Sealed. 


March  9.    528.        Lord  Deputy   and   Council   to  the  Lords  of  the 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL. 

They  gave  their  Lordships  "  a  taste  of  their  observations  of 
the  loose  people  in  the  kingdom"  on  the  13th  of  February. 
They  continually  receive  advertisement  of  the  increase  of  their 
outrageous  acts  from  aU  parts,  and  have  intelligence  that  the 
most  practising  priests  "  have  transported  themselves  to  the 
parts  beyond  the  seas  "  and  many  people  who  served  abroad 
and  came  to  settle  in  Ireland  have  gone  back  again.  Also 
that  the  most  suspected  people  of  Ulster  betake  themselves  to 
their  swords  more  than  they  used  to  do,  "and  do  much 
harken  "  after  the  Duke  of  Axgile ;  and  that  the  Eedshankes 
of  Scotland  (by  the  ports  under  Sir  Hugh  Mountgomery  and 
Sir  James  Hamilton)  more  frequently  convey  themselves  to- 
and-fro  than  they  were  wont. 

They  cannot  let  these  things  pass  unobserved.  They  under- 
stand that  "  those  "  of  Londonderry  and  Colrane  have  not  set 
up  their  gates,  nor  otherwise  prepared  themselves.  The 
Deput}'  has  written  to  them,  and  it  may  please  their  Lord- 
ships and  those  who  have  interest  in  those  plantations  to  do 
the  like'.— Dublin,  9  March  1608. 

Signed :  Tho.  Dublin,  Cane,  01.  St.  John,  Chr.  Wilmot,  Hen. 
Docwra,  Toby  CauMeld,  J.  Kinge,  Dudley  Norton. 

Pp.  2.    Add.    Endd. 

March  10.    529.        Sir  H.  Docwra  to  the  Marquis  of  Buckingham,  Lord 
S.P.,  Ireland,  High  Admiral  of  England. 

'     '  In  order  to  make  it  appear  that  he  serves  the  King  honestly, 

and  to  stop  the  mouths  of  those  who  are  led  to  judge  men 
more  by  malice  than  by  true  knowledge,  he  has  caused  a 
summary  declaration  of  his  payments  to  be  drawn  up.  Re- 
commends the  bearer  Mr.  Parker. — Dublin,  10  March  1618. 

P.  1.  Hoi.  Endd.  Add.  "  To  the  right  honorable  the  Lord 
Marquis  of  Buckingham,  Lord  High  Admiral  of  England." 

S.P.,  Ireland,     530.  INSTRUCTIONS  for  the  COMMISSIONERS  OF  WARDS, 

vol  235   15 

'     '  Directions  for  His  Majesty's  better  service  in  the  commis- 

sion for  his  wards  in  Ireland,  perused  and  considered  of  by  Sir 
H.  Hobart,  Knight  and  Baronet,  Lord  Chief  Justice  of  the 
Court  of  Common  Pleas,  Sir  Henry  Yelverton,  Knight,  His 
Majesty's  Attorney-General,  and  Sir  James  Ley,   Knight,  His 


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1619. 

Majesty's  Attorney  of  the  Wards  according  to  an  order  made 
by  the  Lords  of  His  Majesty's  Privy  CouncU  the  24th  of  Sep- 
tember last  past. 

Signed  :  Henry  Hobart,  H.  Yelverton,  James  Ley. 

Pp.  6.     Endd. 

March  19.     531.        Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council. 

vo^.''235'T6^'  -^^^  received  their  letter  of  the  28th  October  last,  with  a 

petition  enclosed  to  the  mayor  and  commonalty  of  Cork  con- 
cerning a  rent  of  80  marks  claimed  to  be  due  to  the  King  from 
the  said  city.  That  question  was  heretofore  debated  at  the 
council  table  at  Dublin  in  the  presence  of  the  agent  of  the  city 
of  Cork,  and  was  conceived  to  be  a  due  rent  to  His  Majesty, 
whereupon  40  marks  was  ordered  to  be  put  in  charge  of  the 
Exchequer,  and  the  other  40  marks  were  granted  by  letters 
patent  to  Sir  Dominick  Sarsfeild,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common 
Pleas.  Has,  according  to  directions,  acquainted  Sir  Dominick 
with  the  opinion  of  the  judges  of  England,  to  whom  it  appeared 
that  the  said  city  was  not  to  be  charged  with  the  80  marks, 
and  wished  him  to  consider  and  inform  their  Lordships  what 
further  ground  he  had  to  prove  the  said  charge  to  be  due  and 
payable  to  His  Majesty,  which  he  has  undertaken  to  do. — 
Dublin,  19  March  1618. 

P.  1.    Signed.     Sealed.    Add.     Endd. 


March  28.    532.        A  Book  of  the  Plantation  of  Ulster. 

^T'els'^^^gs  "^  brief  view  and  survey  made  in  several  places  in  the 

also, "     '  counties  within  named  between  1st  December  1618  and  28th 

Stearne  MSS.,  March  1619  by  me  Nichollas  Pynnar,  &c.  by  virtue  of  a  com- 

Trin.  Coll.,  Dublin,         miggion  under  the  Great  Seal  of  Ireland,  dated  28th  November 

*     '     •  1618. 

Herein  are  set  forth  the  names  of  the  British  undertakers, 
servitors,  and  principal  natives,  with  their  proportions,  and 
the  undertakers  of  towns  in  the  several  counties  of  Armagh, 
Tyrone,  Donegall,  Cavan,  and  Fermanagh.  How  they  have 
performed  their  buildings  and  plantations,  and  other  matters 
answerable  to  articles  in  the  said  commission  annexed,  together 
with  the  works  performed  by  the  city  of  London  and  city  and 
county  of  Londonderry.^ 


vol.  235, 17. 


April  3.     533.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
t'^'osl^^"*^'  '^^^  bearer,  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Ossory,  begs  them  to 

signify  to  the  Lords  that  since  his  instalment  in  that  bishopric 

'  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1624,  p.  392.  This  interesting  and  detailed  survey 
was  first  printed  from  the  Stearne  MSS.  in  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  in  Harris's 
Hibernica,  p.  131,  8vo.,  Dublin,  1777.  A  specimen  of  it  will  be  given  in  connexion 
with  Sir  Thomas  Phillips  and  Richard  Hudson's  survey  of  the  Plantation  of  the 
city  and  county  of  Londonderry  and  town  of  Coleraine  on  10  August  1622,  to  be 
found  in  this  Calendar  at  that  date. 

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he  has  had  a  suit  with  some  of  the  O'Carrols  for  a  parcel  of 
land  in  O'Carrol's  country  called  the  manor  of  Sierekeran, 
whereunto  His  Majesty  is  entitled  by  office. 

Recommend    him    to    their    Lordships'    favour. — Dublin 
Castle,  3  April  1619. 

Signed:  01.  St.  John,   Chr.    Wilmot,  Dud.  Norton,  Will. 
Jones,  Hen.  Docwra. 

Pp.  2.  ■  Sealed.     Add.     Endd. 


April  6.      534.        To  the  Lord  Deputy,  the  Treasurer,  Chancellor,  Vice-Trea- 
Acta  Kegia  surer,  Chamberlains,  and  Barons  of  the  Exchequer  in 

p.R  O^^'  Ireland,  and  to  all  others  to  whom  it  may  appertain. 

Ireland.  By  a  late  proclamation  for  the  better  settling  of  the  British 

plantation  in  Ulster,  he  (the  King)  commanded  that  all  Irish 
natives  should  by  or  before  the  times  mentioned  in  the  said 
proclamation  remove  themselves  from  the  lands  of  British 
undertakers  upon  pain  that  every  householder  that  should  be 
found  inhabiting  upon  any  of  those  lands  contrary  to  the  said 
Proclamation  should  pay  for  his  contempt  a  fine  of  1  Os. ;  and 
being  informed  that  if  the  fines  be  not  duly  levied  his  said 
proclamation  will  take  little  effect,  and  so  his  intention  in 
settling  the  said  plantation  will  be  frustrated,  as  hitherto  it 
has  been,  notwithstanding  his  care  thereof,  he  now  grants  to 
his  well-beloved  servant,  Edward  Wray,  Esq.,  one  of  the 
grooms  of  his  bedchamber,  all  fines  and  forfeitures  for  the 
next  seven  years  payable  under  any  of  the  articles  in  the  said 
proclamation  or  any  other  proclamation  or  Act  of  State  for 
removing  of  the  said  Irish  natives  from  dwelling  upon  any  of 
the  lands  of  the  British  undertakers,  the  said  Edward  Wray 
yielding  a  rent  therefor  of  lOOZ.  a  year. — Westminster,  6  April 
in  the  I7th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  10.     Copy. 

April  10.     535.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
voT'235'T8'!'  The  Archbishop  of  Dublin  died  this  morning  at  5  of  the 

clock.  They  pray  the  Lords  to  acquaint  His  Majesty  there- 
with, and  beg  him  to  hasten  to  Ireland  the  person  he  resolves 
upon  to  supply  the  archbishop's  place  as  Chancellor,  "  which 
is  a  place  of  great  importance." 

The  Deputy  took  order  that  the  King's  Great  Seal  should 
be  brought  to  him,  whereupon  he  immediately  assembled  the 
Council,  and  it  was  concluded  that  it  should  be  given  into  the 
custody  of  the  Lord  Chief  Justice,  the  Lord  Chief  Baron,  and 
the  Master  of  the  Rolls,  and  they  or  any  two  of  them  to  affix 
the  seal  as  occasion  requires. — Dublin  Castle,  10  April  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Chr.  Wilmot,  Arthur  Savage,  Will. 
Jones,  Henry  Docwra,  Will.  Methwold,  Toby  Caulfield,  James 
Hamiltone,  Fr.  Aungier,  J.  King,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 


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1619. 
April  16.     536.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
^voi'  23^*19'  Sending  a  list  of  the  year's  coneordatums,  and  promising  to 

avoid  all  superfluous  charges  to  His  Majesty. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Hen.  Docwra,  Will.  Jones,  Don.  Sars- 
field,  Wm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  J.  King,  Dud.  Norton. 
P.  1.     Add.     Endd.     Enclosing, 

A  list  containing  ct,  brief  entry  of  all  concordations  as  Jiave 
passed  for  one  luJiole  year  since  the  last  of  March  1618  until 
the  first  of  April  1619. 

April  4.  1618.  James  Eustace,  Gent,  for  his  entertainment  as  Provost 
Marshal  of  co.  WicJdow  and  Wexford  from  6th  Januai^ 
1615  to  31  March  1617. 

May  6.  „  Henry  Holcroft,  for  money  disbursed  by  him  to  messengers 
for  six  months,  from  1st  October  1617  to  Slst  March  1618. 

May  21.  „  Earl  of  Thomond,  Lord  President  of  Munster,  for  allowance 
of  house  rent  for  1^  years  ended  31st  March  1618. 

June  3.  ;,  John  Franckton,  for  p7'inting  500  proclamations  for  the 
banishing  of  semi/nary  priests. 

June  4.  „  James  Eustace,  Provost  Marshal  of  the  counties  of  Wickloiv 
and  Wexford,  from  1st  April  1617  to  September  following. 

July  6.  „         Giles  Stanley,  in  full  satisfaction  of  all  such  services  and 

losses  which  he  pretended  to  have  clone  and  sustained  in  the 
late  wars  to  Her  Majesty. 

July  7.  „  Henry  Gosnold,  second  justice  of  the  province  of  Munster, 
for  his  long  and  painful  service  and  for  his  chargeable 
attendance  about  the  service  of  Water  ford  for  the  space  of  six 
months. 

July  8.  „         Robert  Kinsman,  in  consideration  of  the  customs  of  Balla- 

shanan,  which  customs  have  been  taken  from  him  by  His 
Majesty's  farmers,  without  giving  him  any  composition  for 
the  same,  they  being  worth  45?.  per  annum. 

Aug.  22.  „  To  Edward  Gessell,  the  Foreign  Opposer,  and  Richard 
Williams,  clerk  of  the  estreats,  for  the  loss  of  their  fees  for  two 
years. 

Aug.  29.  „  Edward  Horton,  the  keeper  of  Newgate,  for  his  charge  in 
keeping  the  prisoners  during  the  time  the  gatehouse  of  the 
Castle  of  Dublin  was  in  building. 

Oct.  4.  „  Andrexu  Galway  and  Stephen  White,  in  consideration  of 
the  use ,  of  a  house  of  theirs  in  Cork,  used  for  keeping  His 
Majesty's  store  of  munition. 

Oct.  8.  „  Sir  Par  Lane,  for  sundry  services  performed  since  he  was 
a  Privy  Councillor  in  Mounster,  and  for  his  trouble  about  the 
reswnption  of  the  liberty  of  tJie  city  of  Waterford. 


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1619. 
Nov.  11.    1618.      Robert  Donchon,  a  preaching  friar,  who  conformed  and  has 
taken  the  oath  of  supremacy,  and  purposes  henceforth  to  serve 
in  the  church. 

Nov.  11.  „  Frauncis  Gave,  for  special  service  known  only  to  the  Lord 
Deputy,  Lord  Chancellor,  and  some  few  more  of  the  Council. 

Dec.  1.  „  Gregory  Hoalton,  for  his  attendance  as  messenger  of  the 
Council  Chamber  for  one  year,  ending  Michaelmas  1618. 

Dec.  7.  „  Captain  Anthony  Hugen,  in  consideration  of  money  due 
unto  him  as  Provost  Marshal  of  co.  Fermanagh,  wherein  he 
continued  three  years,  ending  March  1617. 

Dec.  8.  „  Nicholas  Beabaws,  (sic.)  for  monies  disbursed  by  him  for 
provision  of  wood,  coals,  and  candles,  for  the  Council  Chamber 
for  one  year  ending  Michaelmas  1617. 

Dec.  14.  „  Captain  John  Perkins,  in  full  consideration  of  entertain- 
ments  due  to  him  for  the  execution  of  martial  law  in  cos. 
Armagh  and  Tyrone. 

Dec.  21.  „  Henry  Holcroft,  for  monies  disbursed,  for  bringi/ng  packets, 
payment  of  messengers,  carrying  letters,  &c.  between  1st  April 
1617  and  SOth  September  1617. 

Jan.  1.  1619.  Sir  Henry  Bealing,  Kt,  for  services  by  him  performed,  and 
bringing  to  execution  upwards  of  fourscore  rebels. 

Jan.  10.  „  Danniell  Molineaux,  Ulster,  king-of-arms,  for  his  atten- 
dance and  2^ublicatio7i  of  His  Majesty's  style,  eight  several 
days,  viz. :  the  King's  Condonation  Day,  Easter  Day,  Whitsun 
Day,  All  Saints',  the  delivery  of  the  Gunpowder  Treason, 
Christmas  Da.y,  and  Twelfth  Day. 

Jan.  11.  .  „  Thomas  Rande,  sheriff  of  the  county  of  Down,  being 
employed  in  bringing  hither  divers  prisoners  from  co.  Cavan, 
Antrim  and  Downe,  and  for  keeping  them  at  his  own  charge 
for  a  time. 

Feb.  6.  „  Sir  William  Usher,  Clerk  of  the  Council,  for  monies  dis- 
bursed, to  buy  a  carpet  and  other  necessaries  for  the  Council 
Chamber  after  the  fire  lately  happened  there. 

Feb.  11.  „  Captain  Hugh  Culme,  Provost-Marshal  of  Cavan  and 
Monaghan,  for  his  entertainment. 

Feb.  12.  ,  „  George  Richards,  for  money  disbursed  by  him  for  repairs 
done  upon  the  Castle  of  Dublin  and  the  stables  there.  His 
Majesty's  house  at  Kilmaynham,  called  the  Phoenix,  and  the 
little  house  near  Killmaynam  Bridge. 

Feb.  25.  „  Derrick  Harrison,  for  losses  sustained  by  him  in  staying 
here  nine  weeks  with  his  hoy  and  msn,  to  carry  to  London 
certai/ti  ordnance  belonging  to  the  King,  the  coast  being  then 
pestered  with  pirates,  and  for  staying  five  weeks  in  England 
before  the  ordnance  was  landed  at  his  own  charge. 


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1619. 
Feb.  25.  1619.'  Edward  Keating,  Comptroller  of  the  Pipe,  and  second 
engrosser  of  the  exchequer,  in  lieu  of  the  9d.  payable  to  him  hy 
the  table  of  fees  for  every  casualty  for  which  he  writes  process 
to  the  collectors,  which  he  cannot  noiu  receive  as  there  are 
special  collectors  in  each  county.  - 

March  15.  „  Mathew  Bently  and  Randcdl  Povey,  pursuivants  for  the 
delivery  of  sundry  war  proclamations  and  letters  sent  to  divers 
parts  of  the  kingdom. 

March  16.  „  William  Nesbitt,  for  losing  his  bark,  being  employed  to 
carry  Captain  Crafford  and  50  soldiers  to  the  Isle  of  Ila  in 
Scotland. 

Total,  1,519?.  Is.  3d 

Signed:  01.  St.  John,  Brabazon,  James  Moore,  Will.  Jones, 
WUlm.  Jifethivold,  Frs.  Aungier,  II.  Power,  Dud.  Norton. 
Pp.  12.     Endd. 

April  25.     537.         Petition  of  the  Mayor,  Sheriffs,  and  Comonalty  of  the 

S.P.,  Ireland,  city  of  Cork. 

'      '     "  Pray  that  the  ancient  fee-farm  rent  of  80  marks  per  annum 

may  be  put  out  of  charge,  which  had  been  recently  gi'anted  to 
Sir  Dominick  Sarsfield,  with  reference  of  same  to  the  Commis- 
sioners, and  their  return  that  Sarsfield  should  sui-render  that 
grant.— Dated  10  June  1619. 

The  return  is  signed  by :  J.  Mountagu,  H.  Winch,  and  John 
Denham. 

P.  1. 

April  29.     538.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  Privy  Council. 
^•^•'  g^'^'gn'^'  Since  their  Lordships'  letters  of  the  20th  of  January  the 

provost,  fellows,  and  scholars  of  Trinity  College  have  appeared 
before  them,  and  have  signed  an  instrument,  and  are  perfectly 
conformable  to  the  Act  of  State  concerning  their  college  lands. 
The  instrument  is  now  perfected,  and  is  in  the  custody  of  the 
Clerk  of  the  Council,  to  be  kept  safely  in  the  Council  Chamber. 
— DubHn,  29  April  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Garrett  Moore,  Henry  Docura,  Will. 
Jones,  Dan.  Sarsffelde,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  H.  Power, 
Fran.  Ruish,  A.  T.  Loffcus,  J.  Kinge,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.    Endd. 

May  7.      539.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Lords  of  the  Privy  Council. 

"^I'iat^zi'  y^&s  not  able  to  send  an  account  of  the  re-survey  of  the 

plantation  of  Ulster  before,  because  the  surveyor  was  em- 
ployed all  the  summer  in  measuring  Longford.  Sends  a  book 
in  which  the  names  of  the  several  undertakers,  servitors,  and 
natives  in  each  county  of  that  plantation  are  set  down,  the 
buildings  thej''  have  made,  the  numbers  of  the  freeholders, 
leaseholders  for  life,  ._  leaseholders  for  years,  and  cottagers  in 
each  proportion  of  the  British  undertakers,  what  tillage  they 
have  begun,  how  many  families  are  settled  upon  their  lands, 


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1619. 

how  many  have  taken  the  oath  of  supremacy,  and  what  Irish 
remain  among  them,  and,  lastly,  the  number  of  bodies  English 
and  Scotch  armed  for  their  defence,  whereby  their  Lordships 
raay  perceive  what  progress  the  plantation  has  made  hitherto. 
Purposes  to  call  to  question  some  that  remain  in  England, 
and  prays  that  the}'  may  be  either  sent  or  sufficient  agents, 
authorised  to  perform  their  covenants  of  building  and  planta- 
tion, for  some  have  done  little  or  nothing  at  all.  If  their 
Lordships  would  punish  those  who  are  faulty  it  would  quicken 
them  all  to  finish  that  they  are  bound  to  do. 

Has  been  moved  by  Captain  Nicholas  Pynnar  to  be  a  suitor 
to  their  Lordships  that  he  may  be  recompensed  for  his  labour 
and  charge  in  this  work  in  the  winter  time. — Dublin,  7  May 
1619. 

Pp.  2.     Signed.     Sealed.     Add.     Endd. 


May  1 0.    540.        Secretary   Sir    George   Calvert  to  certain   of  the 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COXJNCIL   OF   ENGLAND, 

vol.  235   21a. 

Lately  signified  His  Majesty's  pleasure  to  them  that  the 
conveyance  which  the  Earl  of  Ormond  is  to  make  by  the 
King's  award  unto  Lord  Dingwell  and  Lady  Elizabeth  his 
wife,  being  now  ready  to  be  sealed,  should  be  tendered  unto 
him  [Ormond]  in  their  Lordships'  presence,  and  that  their 
Lordships  should  send  for  Mr.  Attorney  and  Sir  Francis 
Blundell  to  be  there  likewise,  because  their  service  has  been 
used  about  this  award,  that  if  the  conveyance  is  not  .agreeable 
thereunto  they  may  be  able  to  rectify  it  or  to  justify  it  if  it 
be  consonant  and  right,  in  which  case  the  King  thinks  it  fit 
that  their  Lordships'  charge  the  Earl  in  his  name  to  perform 
the  same,  and  if  he  refuse  to  certify  His  Majesty.  Any  two 
or  three  of  their  Lordships  will  be  sufficient  so  long  as  Mr. 
Attorney  and  Sir  Francis  Blundell  be  there. — Theobalds, 
10  May  1619. 

P.  1.  Signed.  Sealed.  Add.  Endd.:  "To  the  right 
honourable  the  Lord  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  the  Lord 
Verulam,  Lord  Chancellor  of  England,  Lord  Carew,  Master 
of  the  Ordnance,  and  the  Lord  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's 
Bench." 

May  20.      541.         The  King's  Letters  for  the  Birnes. 

^tbemlcfT  -'^"^   *^®   better   settling   of  the   reputed   freeholders   and 

P.R.O.,  '  inhabitants  of  the  Birnes  country  and  Clancapp,  in  the  county 

Ireland.  of  Wicldow,  in  their  estates  in  English  tenure,  the  King  directs 

Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Lord  Deputy,  to  accept  surrenders  and 
make  regrants  to  the  said  freeholders  and  inhabitants  of  their 
lands  to  Sir  Laurence  Esmond,  or  to  such  other  his  heirs  and 
assigns  as  the  said  freeholders  and  inhabitants  shall  appoint, 
the  said  Sir  Laurence  having  purchased  from  his  (the  King's) 
servant  Patrick  Maule,  one  of  his  bedchamber,  his  grant 
ordered  by  the  King's  letters  of  20th  February  in  the  15th 
year  of  the  King's  reign,  reserving  such  rents  as  were  to  be 


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1619. 

reserved  to  the  King  by  warrant  of  his  letters  of  26th  of  June, 
in  the  9th  year  of  his  reign,  and  afterwards  declared  by  an 
Act  or  agreement  of  State  thereupon  made  by  the  late  Deputy 
and  Council,  with  other  rents  of  the  lands  reserved  in  former 
patents,  the  intent  being  that  the  said  freeholders  and  inhabi- 
tants re-stated  in  their  lands  in  such  manner  as  now  they 
stand.  They  are  to  be  pardoned  all  mesne  rates  accrued  by 
reason  of  any  intrusions,  and  any  forfeitures  accrued  thereby. — 
Greenwich,  20  May,  in  the  17th  year  of  the  reign. 

Add. :  To  Sir  Oliver  St.  John  and  the  Chancellor. 

Pp.  5.  Copy.  Enrol. :  At  suit  of  William  Browne,  gentle- 
man, on  16  December  1619. 

June  2.      542.         The  Loed  Baron  of  Beittas's  Claim  to  the  Barony  of 

S.P.,  Ireland,  CasTLECONNELL. 

vol.  235   22. 

Order  of  the  Privy  Council  referring  the  case  of  the  Lord 
Baron  of  Brittas  (who  claims  the  title  of  Lord  Baron  of  Castle 
Connell,  with  the  lands  belonging  thereto)  to  Sir  Henry 
Yelverton  and  Sir  Thomas  Coventry,  Attorney  and  Solicitor 
General,  with  Mr.  Hadsor,  one  of  the  King's  Council  for 
Ireland. — At  Star  Chamber,  2  June  1619. 

Present :  Lord  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  Lord  Chancellor, 
Lord  Privy  Seal,  Earl  of  Arundell,  Lord  Zouch,  Lord  Digbie, 
Mr.  Treasurer,  Mr.  Comptroller,  Mr.  Secretary  Naunton,  Mr. 
Secretary  Calvert,  Master  of  the  Rolls,  Sir  Edward  Coke. 

P.  1.     Copy.     Ex.  p. :  C.  Edmondes.     Endd. 


vol.  235,  23. 


June  10.     543.        Loed  Deputy  to  the  Aechbishop  of  Canterbury. 

Toi  '2^s!'f'^23 '  ■'■^  entreated  by  Sir  Arthur  Magennis  to  move  his  Lordship 

that  his  eldest  son  may  have  leave  to  come  over  to  Ireland, 
about  a  match  with  one  of  Lord  Slane's  sisters.  Promises 
when  he  comes  to  Ireland  he  shall  remain  at  Dublin  and 
attend  the  state,  and  not  go  into  his  country  without  leave. — 
Dublin,  10  June  1619. 
P.  1.    Hoi.     Sealed.     Add.    Endd. 


vol.  235,  24. 


June  12.     544.        Lord   Deputy   and    Council   to   the   Lords   of  the 

S.  p.,  Ireland,  PriVY    COUNCIL. 

By  the  certificate  they  send  every  half  year  to  inform  their 
Lordships  of  the  expense  of  concordatums,  they  may  have 
observed  that  they  have  fallen  short  of  the  proportion  assigned 
for  that  purpose.  Think  they  could  have  done  the  King 
more  service  if  their  means  to  be  liberal  had  been  larger. 
Pray  that  to  the  present  allowance  of  1,500Z.  they  may  have 
5001.  added.  The  army  is  now  behind  fully  a  year  and  a 
quarter.  Pray  their  Lordships  to  have  compassion  upon  the 
soldiers,  and  to  send  speedy  relief — Dublin  Castle,  12  June 
1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus,  Cane,  Arthur  Chi- 
chester, Hen.  Docwra,  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsfielde,  Willm. 


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1619. 

Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  Laurence  Esmondej 
Dud.  Norton,  J.  Kinge. 
Pp.  2.     Add.     Endd. 

June  16.     545.        Loed  Deputy  to  the  Lords  of  the  Council. 
^^i'm^'T^'  -^^^  forborne  hitherto  to  inform  their  Lordships  of  sundry- 

disorderly  persons  gone  into  rebellion  in  divers  parts  of  the 
kingdom,  and  especially  in  Low  Leinster  and  the  farther 
parts  of  the  county  of  Tyrone,  because  he  did  not  wish  to 
trouble  their  Lordsliips,and  because  their  companies  were  small, 
and  no  chief  persons  among  them.  He  directed  some  of  the 
King's  soldiers  to  go  into  the  fastness  where  they  haunted, 
and  took  course  to  draw  some  of  the  malefactors  themselves 
to  betray  their  fellows,  and  set  the  principal  local  gentlemen 
inhabiting  those  countries  to  destroy  them,  by  which  means 
there  have  been  some  20  men  slain  or  executed  by  martial 
law,  and  the  gaols  are  full  for  the  justices  of  assize  now  ready 
to  go  to  their  circuits.  Has  been  careful  to  inquire  wh}"-  so 
many  idle  fellows  of  no  ability  of  their  own,  and  having  no 
chief  men  to  lead  them  on,  should  dare  in  this  time  of  general 
peace  to  provoke  the  State,  and  finds  that  it  grew  out  of 
an  opinion  generally  conceived  amongst  those  people  last 
spring,  that  they  were  preparing  in  Spain  to  invade  this 
kingdom,  upon  which  conceit  the  priests  of  the  country 
wrought  so  strongly,  that  if  there  had  been  the  least  certainty 
of  any  such  intention  there  would  have  been  plenty  of 
desperate  people  to  join  themselves  with  them. 

Begs  their  Lordships  to  send  a  supply  of  money  for  the 
army,  which  is  in  arrear  15  months,  that  munition  may  be 
sent  for  furnishing  the  stores  of  the  kingdom,  and  that  some 
money  may  be  sent  for  the  reparation  of  forts.  Has  received 
the  bonds  for  victualling  His  Majesty's  garrisons,  and  finds 
that  warrant  was  issued  by  Lord  Chichester  for  the  issuing  of 
1,282L  for  victualling  31  garrisons.  The  bonds  amount  but  to 
844L  for  the  victualling  oJW.9  garrisons,  so  that  12  of  them 
remain  without  victuals,  which  will  be  supplied  with  400?: 
more.  Begs  their  Lordships  that  that  sum  may  be  imprested 
to  the  several  commanders  of  the  garrisons. — Dublin,  18  June 
1619. 

P'p.  2.     Signed.     Sealed.    Add.    Endd. 

June  24.     546.        Florence  M'Carthy   to  the  Lord  Zouch,  Warden  of 

S.P.,  Ireland,  the  Cinque  Ports. 

vol.  235, 2,  A.  j^  much  bound  to  his  Lordship  for  his  dealing  with  Secre- 

tary Naunton  for  him.  Is  moved  to  acquaint  his  Lordship 
with  the  matter  pretended  against  him :  "  About  three  years 
past  a  Mr.  Brown  (who  holds  the  best  part  of  my  lands),  being 
here,  met  a  friar  and  a  householder  or  farmer  of  that  country, 
and  when  he  told  them  he  was  with  me,  they  wished  that 
they  also  had  seen  me,  which  Mr.  Brown's  man  told  me,  who 
(suspecting  that  Mr.  Brown  employed  that  friar  to  make  some 


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matter  against  me)  assured  his  man  that  if  any  friar  or  priest 
came  to  me  I  would  bring  him  in  question."  About  a  fort- 
night after,  Mr.  Browne,  getting  an  information  made  that  he 
(Florence)  had  had  intercourse  with  the  priest,  thereby 
persuaded  Mr.  Secretary  Naunton  (unto  whom  he,  Florence, 
and  his  cause  was  unknown)  to  commit  him. 

Mr.  Browne  had  endeavoured,  but  failed,  to  move  the  Lord 
Deputy  and  Council  to  take  action  against  him,  and  though 
he  (Florence)  had  intelligence  for  two  years  of  this  charge 
contriving  against  him,  he  took  no  care  of  it,  judging  he 
should  not  be  committed  again  upon  an  information  of  his 
adversary  that  held  his  lands,  after  being  by  the  Eang  and 
the  Council  upon  the  Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland's  certificate,  and 
upon  bonds  of  the  Earls  of  Thomond  and  Clanricard,  the 
Viscount  of  Down,  Liffer,  the  Lord  Delvin,  Sir  Daniell  O'Brien, 
Sir  Patrick  Barnewell,  and  divers  others  (enlarged  from  the 
Tower),  and,  confined  about  this  city,  where  he  has  lived  in 
great  want,  being  abridged  of  3?.  a  week  for  diet,  and  20s.  a 
week  for  clothes  that  His  Majesty  allowed  him,  and  by  divers 
of  that  country  dispossessed  of  his  lands  in  his  long  and  close 
restraint,  whereof  they  took  advantage.  And  being  (for  he 
had  no  means)  advised  to  sue  for  some  of  his  lands,  he  peti- 
tioned the  Lords,  who  referred  it  to  the  Earl  of  Thomond,  the 
Lord  Carew,  and  Baron  Denham,  who  certified  his  right  to 
above  5001.  lands  a  year,  purchased  by  his  fathex-,  whereof  he 
could  have  no  benefit,  being  a  few  days  after  committed 
hither,  where  he  has  remained  above  seven  months  without 
means  to  maintain  him  and  his  children,  when  by  his  carriage 
and  trial  these  five  years  past  upon  those  sureties,  he  expected 
more  liberty  after  13  years  endurance,  without  being  ever 
called  to  answer  or  charged  with  anything. 

Protests  that  he  never  saw  or  spoke  to  any  priest  or  friar. 
Is  now  restrained  at  the  request  of  another,  who  is  desirous 
to  have  in  this  prison  his  life,  that  he  has  already  worn  in 
prisons.  It  should  seem  that  Mr.  Secretary  Naunton,  of  him- 
self, was  indifferently  inclined  to  discharge  him,  for  to  a  friend 
who,  at  the  entreaty  of  Sir  Thomas  Eoper,  dealt  with  him, 
he  said  that  "  if  the  Lord  Chancellor  that  joined  to  commit 
me  would  join  with  him,  he  would  be  contented  to  enlarge 
me."  Now  to  his  petition  he  says  that,  for  reasons  to  him 
known,  he  may  not  in  his  duty  discharge  him,  but  will  further 
him  the  means  that  he  had  at  His  Majesty's  charge ;  and 
because  he  sees  no  reason  why  His  Majesty  should  be  put 
to  unnecessary  charges  for  him  and  his  children,  and  he  by 
his  restraint  hindered  of  those  means  of  his  own,  that  is  (as 
aforesaid)  certified  for  him,  and  himself  without  any  cause  kept 
here  to  shorten  his  days,  after  the  trial  that  has  been  had  of 
him  these  five  years  past,  upon  these  sureties'  bonds,  which 
the  Clerk  of  the  Council  keeps. 

Requests  his  Lordship  to  be  a  means  that  he  may  enjoy 
that  Uttle  liberty  that  the  King  and  Council  granted  him 


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1619. 

upon  these  sureties,  and  to  deal  efiectually  with  Sir  Eobert 
Naunton,  for  by  the  Lord  Chancellor's  answer  to  a  petition  of 
his,  he  gathers  that  all  stands  in  Sir  Robert. — 24  June  1619. 
P.  1.     Signed.     Add.     Endd. 

June  30.     547.         Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

vd  '23^5^T6^'  '^^^  Lord  President  and  Council  of  Munster  sent  a  letter  to 

the  Lord  Deputy,  expressing  much  exception  against  the 
staple  of  wools  in  this  kingdom.  He  acquainted  the  Council 
therewith.  They  now  enclose  the  letter,  and  accompany 
it  with  their  opinion  "  that  howsoever  fair  the  face  of  this 
staple  appeared  at  the  first,  the  proceeding  has  discovered  it 
to  be  full  of  fraud  and  inconvenience,  producing  no  part  of 
the  good  that  it  promised,  but  working  contrary  effects  to  the 
hindrance  and  discouragement  of  numbers,  that  prospered  in 
a  fair  and  rich  trade  now  in  danger  to  be  overthrown."  Beg 
their  Lordships  to  provide  such  remedy  as  is  fit  in  a  case  of 
such  importance. — Dublin  Castle,  30  June  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus,  Cane,  Brabazon,  Arthur 
Chichester,  Hen.  Docwra,  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsffelde,  Willm. 
Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Toby  Caulfield,  J.  King,  Laurence 
Esmonde,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd.     Enclosing, 

May  25.      548.         Lord  President  and   Council  of  Munster  to  the  Lord 
Carew  Papers,  Deputy,  representing  the   many  Evils  arising  from 

vol.  619,  p.  198.1  ^^^  ^^^  ^^^^^^  erected  for  Wool. 

1 .  The  end  aimed  at  was  to  bring  people  overfror)i  England 
to  set  up  manufacture  here  ;  hut,  on  the  contrary,  Walter 
Whyte,  factor  of  the  staplers,  has  set  up  no  manufacture,  hut 
engrosses  the  wool,  and  transports  it  to  England  and  foreign 
parts  for  his  oiun  gain,  and  thereby  overthrows  a  great 
number  of  English  and  natives  here  employed  in  making 
frieze  mantles,  caddoives,^  and  other  woollen   commodities. 

Wool  is  so  dear  in  the  staple  town,  and  that  town  so  remote, 
as  they  were  {not)  able  to  get  a  living  out  of  them. 

2.  That  he  draws  bills  upon  the  King's  customs,  which  are 
thus  lost  to  the  Lrish  merchants,  and  money  straitened. 

3.  When  there  ivas  free  export  to  England  the  tenants  and 
farmers  paid  their  rents  by  ivool. 

4.  The  English  xmdertahers,  instead  of  stocking  themselves 
with  English  sheep,  take  noiv  such  distaste  of  the  staplers 
freedom  (none  of  whom  reside  here  as  memhers  of  this 
kingdom)  and  their  own  restraint,  that  they  begin  to  let 
their  lands  to  the  Irish  to  be  tilled  at  the  fourth  sheaf,  to  the 
loss  of  good  husbandry. 

And  the  King's  custo'ms  suffer  by  the  loss  of  trade  in  wool 
to  England,  for  as  luell  the  export  duties  are  lost  as  the 

'  Carew  Calendar,  1603-1C24,  p.  425. 
2  Eugs,  coverlets. 


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1619. 


May  25. 
Carew  Paper, 
vol.  235,  260. 


customs  of  those  goods  brought  out  of  England  into  Ireland 
in  exchange. 

Now  they  shun  the  ports  and  eloign  tfieir  wools  and  shins 
to  private  creeks  and  corners,  and  so  run  the  hazard  of  loss 
leather  than  he  abridged  of  their  liberty  by  Walter  Whyte  and 
the  staplers ;  and  so  the  King's  customs  are  much  diminished. 
— Limerick,  25  May  1619. 

Signed :  Thomond,  Jo.  Cork,  Cloyne  and  Ross,  Richd.  Boyle, 
Ed.  Harris,  Fras.  Slingsby,  Rich.  Aldtvorth,  The.  Standish, 
Tho.  Browne. 

Pp.  3.     Copy. 

549.    .     Lord  President  and   Council  of  Munster  to  the  Lord 
Deputy. 
The  original  of  the  foregoing  letter. 


June  30.     550, 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  27. 


Sir  Theobald  Burke,  Lord  Baron  Brittas,  to  Sir 
Clement  Edmondes. 
Is  inf  oriiied  by  the  bearer  of  Edmondes'  favour  towards  him, 
which  he  will  requite  when  he  is  set  free.  Wishes  to  know 
whether  the  request  in  his  petition  will  be  granted.  If  the 
Lords  of  the  Council  delay,  he  must  appeal  to  the  King. — 
Fleet,  30  June  1619. 

P.  1.     Signed :  "  Theobald  Burke.     Add.     Endd. 


July  2. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  28. 


551.        Frances  Gofton:  to  Sir  Ci-ement  Edmondes. 

Is  entreated  by  Sir  Frances  Annesley  to  write  concerning 
the  petition  of  Thomas  Kennedie,  chief  chamberlain  of  the 
Exchequer  of  Ireland,  wherein  he  truly  informs  the  Lords 
that  the  sum  of  the  liberties  is  more  by  51.  than  the  parti- 
culars make,  which  grows  by  the  omission  of  his  name,  which 
makes  the  sum  perfect. — 2  July  1619. 

P.S. — By  granting  the  petition  there  is  nothing  to  be 
added  to  the  sum  already  allowed. 

P.  1.     Signed,     Sealed.     Add.    Endd. 


July  6. 

Sign  Manual, 

vol.  X.,  11. 


552.        The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

Dispensation  to  James  Heygate,  ,M.A.,  to  hold  with  the 
Archdeaconry  of  Clogher  the  rectories  of  Derryvoylan  and 
Tedannaugh,  with  the  chapels  and  churches  annexed  in 
plurality.  Also  to  Edward  Hatton,  M.A.,  to  hold  with  the 
Archdeaconry  of  Ardagh  the  Chancellorship  of  the  Cathe- 
dral of  St.  Maghartin  of  Clogher,  the  rectory  of  Gallowrie, 
and  the  vicarages  of  Monoghan,  alias  Raveckmaleys,  and 
Castletowne  Delvyn  in  plurality.  These  two  only  are  left  alive 
of  the  19  painful  preachers  licensed  14  years  past  to  go  over 
with  George  Montgomerie,  then  Bishop  of  Derry,  Clogher, 
and  Raphoe,  for  planting  the  churches  in  those  northern 
parts. — "Westminster,  6  July  1619. 


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1619. 
July  8.       553.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
vol"  23r'29'^'  '^^^  present  wants  of  the  army  being  so  great,  they  have 

determined  to  make  use  of  a  clause  in  their  Lordships'  letters 
sent  by  Sir  H.  Docwra,  the  Treasurer-at-wars,  for  borrowing 
4,000^.  or  5,000?.  to  supply  the  occasion.  They  found  the 
merchants  fearful  of  the  breach  of  their  credit  if  their  moneys 
be  not  repaid  them  in  due  time.  They  determined  only  to 
borrow  so  much  as  would  give  some  satisfaction  to  those  who 
suffered  greatest  wants,  and  understanding  that  the  bearer, 
George  Davenishe,  a  merchant  of  Dublin,  was  to  make  over 
6001.  English  to  discharge  his  credit  in  London,  persuaded 
him  to  deliver  that  sum  to  Sir  H.  Docwra,  which  he  has  done, 
upon  promise  of  payment  six  days  after  sight  hereof.  Pray 
their  Lordships  to  give  order  that  he  may  be  paid. — Dublin 
Castle,  3  July  1619. 

Signed:    01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus.  Cane,  Hen.  Docwra, 
Fr.  Aungier,  H.  Power,  J.  Kinge,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 

July  12.     554.        Farm  of  the  Customs  of  Ireland. 
Sign  Manual,  Warrant  for  the  payment  of  6,000?.  and  upwards  yearly, 

rent  reserved,  on  the  farm  of  the  customs  in  Ireland,  and  the 
King's  moiety  of  the  surplus  into  the  Exchequer  at  Dublin, 
instead  of  that  of  London,  to  be  used  in  payments  for  Ireland, 
and  to  avoid  the  inconvenience  of  transport  of  money. — 
Westminster,  12  July  1619. 

July  16.      555.        Grant  to  the  Protost,    Fellows,   and  Scholars  of 

ActaEegia  TRINITY    COLLEGE,   DUBLIN. 

PRO., '  After  setting  forth  the  various  subdenominations  of  Tooaghie, 

Ireland.  in  the  county  of  Armagh,  and  of  Slutmulroney,  in  the  county 

of  Fermanagh,  and  of  Kilmacrenan,  in  the  county  of  Donegal, 
which  had  been  granted  to  the  provost,  fellows,  and  scholars 
of  Trinity  College,  Dublin,  by  lettei's  patent  of  the  29th  of 
August,  in  the  eighth  year  of  the  King's  reign,  all  erected  into 
one  manor  called  the  manor  of  Kilmacrenan,  with  a  court 
baron  to  be  held  before  the  seneschal,  and  reciting  then- 
surrender  of  this  court  baron,  and  the  King's  letters  of 
27th  June  1614,  he  (the  King)  now  erects  the  lands  into  three 
separate  manors,  the  lands  of  Tooaghie,  in  the  county  of 
Armagh,  to  be  made  the  manor  of  Tooaghie ;  those  of  Slut- 
mulroney to  be  made  the  manor  of  Slutmulroney,  those  of 
Kilmacrenan  to  be  the  manor  of  Kilmacrenan,  each  with  a 
court  baron.  Witness  the  Deputy. 
Pp.  25.     Copy. 

July  16.     556.        Lord  Bourke  of  Brittas  to  the  King. 
S-P-)  ^^f^^^'  Prays  for  his  liberty  on  giving  security  not  to  depart  from 

^^  ■      '     ■  England,  that  he  may  receive  his  rents  from  Ireland,  and  that 


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1619. 


July  16. 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  31. 


July  17. 

Carew  Papers, 
vol.  619,  p.  202. 


he  may  have  an  impartial  examination  of  the  right  between 
him  and  his  nephew. 

P.  1.     Signed.    Add.     Endd. 

557.  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

In  favour  of  the  bearer  Walter  Archer,  one  of  His  Majesty's 
CDuncil-at-law. — Dublin  Castle,  16  July  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Hen.  Docwra,  Fr.  Aungier,  H.  Power, 
J.  Kinge,  Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 

558.  The  King  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John.^ 

Eecites  the  bond  of  Sir  Walter  Butler,  Earl  of  Ormonde  and 
Ossory,  of  14th  May  1617  to  Sir  Richard  Preston,  Lord  Ding- 
wall, and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  heir  of  Thomas  Earl  of  Ormonde 
and  Ossory,  in  100,000?.  concerning  lands  in  dispute  between 
them.  And  he  (the  King)  having  made  his  award,  which 
the  Earl  refuses  to  accomplish,  and  Lord  Dingwall  and  his 
wife  having  assigned  the  bond  and  penalty  to  him  (the 
King)  he  directs  that  the  lands  shall  be  extended.  And  he 
(St.  John)  is  to  call  Viscoant  Thurles  before  him,  and  make 
known  to  him  the  contempt  he  has  committed  in  receiving 
and  detaining  the  rents  of  the  lands  awarded  to  Lord  Dingwall. 
—Theobalds,  17  July  1619. 

Pp.  3.     Copy.     Endd.  \ 


July  20. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  32. 


559. 


July  21.      560 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  33. 


Report  of  Lord  Carew  and  Mr.  Attorney  Yelverton 

on  Captain  Thady  Doyne's  petition. 

Recommend  that  letters  be  written  to  the  Lord  Deputy 

and  Council  to  review  his  case,  and  that  the  Lord  Deputy 

should  make  stay  of  passing  Barnaby  Dunne's  patent  till  the 

final  ending  of  this  cause. 

Signed :  G.  Carew,  H.  Yelverton. 

Pp.  2.     Endd. :  "  A  draft  of  the  report  of  the  Lord  Carew 
and  Mr.  Attorney  for  Captain  Thady  Doyue." 

Lord  Bourke  of  Brittas  to  the  Lords  of  the  Privy 
Council. 
The  King  having  recommended  his  case  to  their  Lordships, 
desires  that  they  will  allow  him  to  go  abroad  with  his  keeper 
to  attend  to  his  case. — Fleete,  21  July  1619. 
P.  1.    Signed.    Sealed.    Add. 


July  24. 
S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  34. 


561. 


Lord 


George  Montgomery,  Bishop  of  Meath,  to  the 
ZouCHE,  Lord  Warden  of  the  Cinque  Ports. 
Prays  that  the  bearer,  Balthazar  Nugent  (a  man  living  within 
the  diocese  of  Meath),  having  occasion  to  go  to  France,  his 
Lordship  will  be  pleased  to  grant  him  leave  to  pass  over. — 
London,  24  July  1619. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Add.    Endd. 


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1619. 
July  29.      562.     Directions  to  the  Lord  Lieutenant  of  Ireland  relative  to 
Add.  p.,  Ireland,  the  customs  for  exporting  and  importing  goods  at  a  lower 

^■^•^-  rate  than  it  ought  to  be.— Westminster,  29  July  1619. 

Pp.  2.     Copy. 

July  30.      563.         The  King's  Letter  for  erecting  a  certain  number  of 
Acta  Kegia  Baronets  in  Ireland,  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield  to  be  the 

""rko?  first. 

Ireland.  We   have   a    purpose    to    make    a    certain    number   of 

baronets  in  Ireland,  according  to  the  course  in  England  so 
much  approved  of.  And  intending  it  as  a  reward  for  virtue 
it  shall  be  our  care  to  advance  such  men  only  to  that  dignity 
as  have  well  deserved  of  our  Crown  either  in  war  or  peace,  to 
the  end  that  a  title  of  such  honour  descending  to  their  pos- 
terity may  invite  them  to  imitate  the  work  of  their  ancestors 
upon  whom  for  their  merits  by  our  good  grace  and  favour  it 
was  worthily  conferred. 

Amongst  the  rest,  and  before  all  others  in  that  kingdom,  as 
a  singular  mark  of  our  favour  towards  him,  we  have  made 
choice  of  our  trusty  and  right  well-beloved  Sir  Dominic 
Sarsfield,  Knight,  Chief  Justice  of  our  Court  of  Common 
Pleas,  and  send  you  a  Bill  to  be  passed  under  the  Great  Seal 
of  that  kingdom  for  making  him  a  Knight  Baronet,  signed, 
for  his  better  grace  and  honour  with  our  royal  hand,  which 
we  require  you  to  see  performed  ;  and  to  let  him  understand 
that  finding  him  so  faithful  and  industrious  a  servant  to  us 
and  so  useful  to  the  commonwealth  in  the  place  he  holds,  we 
have  bestowed  this  honour  upon  him  without  any  suit  of  his. 

Given  under  our  signet  at  Apthorpe  the  13th  of  July  in  the 
l7th  year  of  the  reign. 

To  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy,  and  to  our  Chancellor  there, 
and  to  our  Deputies  and  Chancellors  from  time  to  time  for  the 
time  being. 

Pp>-  2.  Oopy.  Enrolled  on  16th  of  December  1619  at  suit 
of  Robert  Dixon,  Gentleman. 

August  4.     564.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

^'^{'olf^o^'  The  reason  why  their  Lordships  have  not  heard  from  them 

'     '  concerning  the  affairs  of  Waterford  was  the  long  delay  of  the 

original  charter,  which  was  committed  to  the  conveyance  of 
the  Earl  of  Thomond,  and  has  only  just  arrived,  besides  they 
have  observed  little  diligence  of  any  in  Waterford,  insomuch 
that  one  Patricke  Sherlock  (being  sent  there  in  order  to 
inform  them  how  many  conformable  persons  there  were  fit  for 
magistracy)  has  not  only  not  returned  but  he  has  not  even 
sent  an  answer,  albeit  it  is  now  five  weeks  since  he  departed. 
They  have  not  failed  in  the  meantime  to  consult  and  con- 
sider their  charters,  resolving  upon  such  qualifications  and 
retrenchments  as  are  fit  for  His  Majesty's  service. 


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1619. 

For  His  Majesty's  purpose  to  transport  merchants  there  out 
of  England,  they  are  of  opinion  that  the  conference  thereof 
will  be  great,  and  that  it  will  be  a  work  of  glory  to  His 
Majesty.  They  wish  for  some  30  with  their  wives  and 
families,  most  of  whom  to  bring  a  stock  of  1,000?.,  and  the 
others  500?.  at  the  least,  but  special  care  to  be  had  in  their 
choice  that  they  may  be  persons  of  good  temper  and  condition, 
not  violent  or  turbulent,  but  such  as  may  be  fit  to  take 
government  upon  them,  and  to  exercise  in  their  turns  the 
ofSces  of  magistracy,  and  to  partake  of  such  privileges  as  may 
entertain  them  with  a  comfortable  welcome  in  their  first 
beginning.  And  for  their  reception  they  will  find  houses 
and  convenient  places  at  reasonable  rates,  and  there  is  some 
waste  ground  belonging  to  the  town  without  the  walls ;  and 
also  within,  there  are  the  sites  of  two  ruined  abbeys  near  the 
river  which  may  serve  to  build  upon.  And  if  the  demands 
of  those  that  have  the  interest  prove  exorbitant,  they  (the 
Council)  will  interpose  and  reduce  them  to  reason. — Dublin, 
4  August  1619. 

Signed  :  01.  St.  John,  Arthur  Chichester,  Brabazon,  Garrett, 
Moore,  Ch.  Wilmot,  Hen.  Docwra,  Toby  Caulfield,  WiU.  Jones, 
J.  Kinge,  Dud.  Norton. 

Fp.  2.     Add.     Endd. 

Aug.  20.     565.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
^^'o^^qfi'  Have  received  their  Lordships'  letters  of  the  11th  February 

'     '  last  in  behalf  of  John  Paulett  and  Sarah  his  wife,  concerning 

a  debt  of  300?.  owing  unto  them  by  their  brother,  Henry 
Malby,  deceased.  Before  the  receipt  of  their  letters,  they  (the 
Council)  had  taken  that  case  into  consideration,  but  in  regard 
of  His  Majesty's  grant  of  the  wardship  of  George  Malby  to  the 
late  Lord  Lambert  and  his  assigns,  who  by  virtue  of  that 
grant  receive  all  the  profits  of  the  ward's  lands,  they  (the 
Council)  see  no  means  how  they  can  raise  the  debt  of  300?. 
out  of  the  ward's  estate,  who  has  but  a  mean  allowance  for  his 
present  maintenance.  And  how  the  patentee  of  the  wardship 
may  be  charged  with  that  debt,  contrary  to  the  King's  letters 
patent,  they  leave  to  their  Lordships,  the  Lord  Lambert's 
lady  being  in  England,  where  she  may  be  best  dealt  with. — 
Dublin  Castle,  20  August  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loffcus,  Cane,  Hen.  Docwra, 
Willm.  Methwold,  Roger  Jones,  J.  King,  Dud.  Norton. 
P.  1.    Add.    Endd. 

Aug.  26.     566.    Report  on  the  claims  of  the  Lords  Castleconnell  and 

S.P.,  Ireland,  BrITTAS. 

'       '  Report  of  the  King's  learned  counsel  in  references  of  the 

Lords  of  June  2  and  July  6,  stating  their  opinion  in  the 
case  of  the  Lords  of  Castleconnell  and  Brittas,  with  a  draft  of 
a  release  to  be  perfected  by  Brittas  to  Castleconnell. — Star 
Chamber,  26  August  1619. 


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1619. 

Signed :  Henry  Yelverton,  Thomas  Coventry,  and  Eichard 
Hadsor. 

Pp.  2.  Encld.  "  Certificate  from  the  King's  counsel  con- 
cerning the  Baron  of  Brittas,  1619." 

S.P.,  Ireland,    567^     Attested   copy   of    the   above   report   without    the   draft 
vol.  235,  36b.  release.     Vera  copia.— C.  Edmondes. 

P.  1. 

Aug.  28.      568.        Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  Sir  George  Calvert. 

^\oi'23f^37'  Letter  in  favour  of  Captain  Butler,  who  has  spent  some  time 

in  the  service  of  the  King  of  Poland,  and  who  is  now  going 
over  again,  taking  with  him  nine  young  men  of  Irish  birth. — 
Dublin,  28  August  1619. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Sealed.     Add.     Endd. 

Aug.  31.     569.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

^d' 235^*38'  ^^  favour  of  the  bearer.  Sir  John  Blenerhasset,  one  of  the 

barons  of  His  Majesty's  Exchequer,  who  is  now  on  his  journey 

to  England. — From  the  Phcenix  near  Dublin,  31  August  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  Hen.  Docwra,  Willm.  Methwold,  H. 

Power,  J.  King. 

P.  1.     Add.     Endd. 

Sept.  16.     570.         Letters  Patent  for  erecting  the  Order  of  Baronets  in 
Acta  Eegia  Ireland. 

Hibernica,  ,.  .  „  .  , 

P.R.O.,  Amongst  his  (the  King  s)  continual  cares  01  empire,  not  the 

Ireland.  least,  nor  of  the  least  moment,  is  the  care  of  the  plantation  of 

the  kingdom  of  Ireland,  and  in  especial  of  Ulster,  which  he  has 
happily  reduced  by  his  auspices  and  arms,  and  now  labours  to 
establish,  that  so  great  a  province  may  be  rendered  more  and 
more  flourishing,  not  only  by  the  true  practice  of  religion, 
civility,  and  morality,  but  also  by  the  influx  of  wealth,  and  all 
that  may  bless  and  adorn  a  State,  "  a  work,  truly,  which  none 
of  our  progenitors  were  able  to  perform  though  they  frequently 
attempted  it  at  a  great  expense  of  treasure  and  blood."  In 
this  work  his  royal  care  ought  not  only  to  watch  over  the 
advancement  of  this  plantation,  that  towns  be  built,  fortresses 
and  houses  erected,  the  lands  tilled,  but  also  that  all  these 
accompaniments  of  civilization  be  secured  from  danger  of 
foreign  war  or  intestine  rebellion,  by  wards  and  garrisons. 

And  whereas  upon  former  intimation  certain  of  his  faithful 
subjects  of  England  were  most  forward  to  advance  this  royal 
undertaking,  as  well  by  their  persons  as  their  fortunes,  the 
King  in  regard  of  so  holy  and  salutary  a  work,  and  recognition 
of  such  generous  affections  of  loyalty  and  duty,  and  being 
persuaded  that  virtue  and  industry  is  in  no  way  better  pro- 
moted than  by  honours  and  dignities  conferred  by  the  King, 
has  thought  it  fit  to  recompense  new  merits  by  new  and 
distinguished  dignities,  and  by  his  power  and  authority  has 
created  a  certain  dignity  in  England  by  the  name  and  title  of 


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a  baronet,  and  by  his  several  letters  patent  has  advanced 
various  of  his  subjects  of  England,  who  gave  him  aid  towards 
the  defence  of  his  kingdom,  and  especially  towards  the 
security  of  the  province  of  Ulster,  to  the  rank  of  baronets. 
Now  the  King  in  gratitude  for  the  faithful  service  done  as  well 
to  himself  as  to  his  late  dear  sister  Queen  Elizabeth,  by  many 
'of  his  subjects  of  Ireland,  at  the  expense  of  their  blood  and 
labour,  and  considering  their  alacrity  and  perseverance  in 
bringing  his  kingdom  of  Ireland  to  its  happy  state,  and  not 
only  in  continuing  it,  but  in  every  day  increasing  it ;  and 
deeming  it  just  to  reward  such  merits  and  services,  and  using 
his  royal  care  to  bring  his  kingdom  of  Ireland  to  the  same  laws, 
manners,  religion,  and  honours  as  the  kingdom  of  England, 
and  to  the  same  flourishing  condition,  he  has  created  and 
erected  the  degree,  style,  and  title  of  baronets  in  Ireland ;  to 
be  reputed  an  hereditary  title  and  dignity,  intermediate  be- 
tween the  degree  of  baron  and  knight,  and  has,  moreover,  raised, 
and  by  these  his  letters,  raises  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield,  Chief 
Justice  of  the  Common  Pleas  in  Ireland,  to  the  rank  of  a  baronet 
of  Ireland,  to  be  held  by  him  and  the  heirs  male  of  his  body 
lawfully  begotten  for  ever.  And  further  grants  that  the  said 
Dominic  Sarsfield,  and  the  heirs  male  of  his  body,  may  enjoy 
place  and  precedency  by  virtue  of  the  dignity  of  baronet  next 
and  immediately  after  the  younger  sons  of  viscounts  and 
barons  of  Ireland,  and  before  all  Knights  of  the  Bath  and 
knights  bachelors,  and  all  knights  bannerets  already  created 
or  hereafter  to  be  created,  those  knights  bannerets  only 
excepted  created  under  the  royal  standard  displayed  in  open 
war  in  the  field,  the  King  being  personally  present,  or  the 
King's  beloved  son  Charles  Prince  of  Wales,  and  for  the  term 
of  their  lives  only,  and  not  otherwise.  Except  also  all  Knights 
of  the  Garter,  Privy  Councillors  of  England  and  Ireland,  sub- 
treasurers  of  the  Exchequer,  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's  Bench, 
Master  of  the  Rolls,  Chancellor,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common 
Pleas,  Chief  Baron  of  the  Exchequer,  and  all  judges  and 
justices  of  both  Benches,  and  barons  of  the  Exchequer  in 
Ireland,  for  the  time  being.  And  that  the  wife  of  the  said 
Dominic  Sarsfield,  and  those  of  his  heirs  males,  by  virtue  of 
the  dignity  of  their  husbands,  shall  enjoy  a  place  as  well  during 
the  life  of  their  husbands  as  after  their  decease,  during  the 
natural  life  of  the  said  wives,  next  and  immediately  after  the 
younger  daughters  of  viscounts  and  barons. 

And  the  King  further  grants  that  the  said  Dominic  Sarsfield 
be  called  and  known  by  the  name  of  Dominic  Sarsfield, 
Baronet,  and  that  the  wife  of  the  said  Dominic  Sarsfield  may 
use  and  enjoy  the  appellation  in  English  of  Lady,  Madame,  and 
Dame.  And  that  the  said  Dominic  Sarsfield  and  his  heirs 
males  and  their  descendants  may  bear  in  a  canton,  in  their 
coat  of  arms,  or  in  an  escutcheon,  at  their  choice,  the  arms  of 
Ulster,  viz.,  a  hand  gules  in  a  field  argent.  And  that  the  said 
Dominic  Sarsfield  and  his  heirs  males  may  have  place  in  his 
army,  and  that  of  his  successors,  in  the  troop  near  his  royal 

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standard  for  its  defence,  which  is  an  intermediate  place  (pro- 
portio  media  est)  between  barons  and  knights.  And  that  the 
said  Dominic  Sarsfield  and  his  heirs  males  may  have  two 
assistants  of  the  body  to  assist  the  pall,  and  one,  a  principal 
mourner,  and  four  assistants  at  his  funeral.  And  further 
grants  to  him  and  his  heirs  males  apparent  of  his  body 
begotten,  and  every  of  them,  as  soon  as  he  has  attained  the  age 
of  21  years,  although  in  the  life  of  his  father  or  grandfather, 
upon  notice  thereof  being  given  to  the  Deputy  or  Chamberlain, 
or  Vice-Chamberlain,  of  his  court,  or  that  of  his  heirs  or 
successors  for  the  time  being,  or  in  their  absence,  to  any 
(cdicui)  other  officer  or  minister  attending  his  (the  King's)  per- 
son, or  that  of  his  successors,  he  will  create  him  a  knight.  And 
further  by  the  said  letters  grants  for  himself  and  his  successors, 
to  the  said  Dominic  Sarsfield  and  his  heirs  males,  that  the 
number  of  baronets  in  Ireland  shall  never  henceforth  at 
any  one  time  exceed  the  number  of  100,  and  the  said 
baronets  from  time  to  time  for  the  future  shall  have  place 
and  precedency  amongst  themselves,  every  one  according  to 
the  seniority  of  their  creation  as  baronets.  And  grants 
further  to  the  said  Dominic  Sarsfield  and  his  heirs  males,  that 
neither  he  (the  King)  nor  his  successors  will  create  within  the 
kingdom  of  Ireland  any  other  degree,  rank,  name,  dignity, 
place,  or  pre-eminence  under  the  degree  of  barons  of  Parlia- 
ment, which  shall  be  reputed  higher  or  equal  to  the  degree  or 
rank  of  baronets.  Nor  that  any  one  below  the  degree  of 
baron  (except  as  already  excepted),  by  colour  of  any  rank  or 
dignity  or  office,  custom  or  use,  shall  have  any  place  or 
precedency  before  baronets ;  saving  always  to  the  King  and  his 
heirs  and  successors  full  power  and  authority  of  restoring  to 
any  one  from  time  to  time  such  place  and  precedency  as  shall 
for  the  future  be  due  to  him,  which  by  any  chance  shall 
hereafter  be  changed.  He  further  declares,  for  himself  and  his 
heirs  and  successors,  that  when  he  has  filled  up  the  number  of 
100  baronets,  and  any  of  them  die  without  heirs  male  of  his 
body,  that  neither  he  (the  King)  nor  his  successors  will  create 
any  one  to  be  a  baronet,  but  that  the  number  of  baronets 
shall  be  thereby  from  time  to  time  diminished. 
Witness,  &c.,  Thomas  Coventry. 

It  may  please  Yom*  most  Excellent  Majesty, 
"  This  BiU  conteyneth  Your  Majestie's  erection  of  the 
dignity  of  baronett  within  your  reahne  of  Ireland,  which  for 
precedency  is  guided  by  your  commission  and  later  instruc- 
tions for  the  baronetts  of  England.  And  graunteth  the  said 
dignity  of  a  baronett  in  Ireland  to  Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield, 
Knight,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common  Pleas  there,  entayling 
the  same  uppon  him  and  the  heires  males  of  his  body. 

"  Signified  to  be  Your  Majestie's  pleasure  by  Sir  Fraunces 
BlundeU." — Thomas  Coventry. 

Pp.  14.    Latin.     Memorandum  of  its  heimg  enrolled  IQth 
September  1619,  ai  request  of  Robert  Dixon,  gentleman. 

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1619. 

Sept.  22. 

Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  22. 

Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  22. 

Docquet  Book. 


[Sept.  27.] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
■vol.  235,  39. 


Sept.  28. 

Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  28. 

Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  28. 

Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  28. 
Docquet  Book. 


Sept.  28. 
Docquet  Book. 


571.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

Robt.  Cogan,  who  was  admitted  partner  with  the  late 
farmers  of  the  Customs  in  Ireland,  is  to  restore  unto  them 
certain  sums  of  money. 

572.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

A  free  pardon  to  be  made  to  Owen  O'Maddyn  and  others, 
if  he  find  them  not  guilty  of  a  felony  committed  by  Connor 
O'KeUy. 

573.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

For  relief  of  Arthur  and  Ever  Magennes,  from  whom  their 
inheritances  (as  they  pretend)  are  wrongiully  withholden  and 
conferred  upon  the  base  son  of  a  popish  priest. 

574.  Wool  Staple  of  Ireland. 

Order  from  the  Council  of  England  (present,  the  Lord  Arch- 
bishop of  Canterbury,  Lord  Chancellor,  Lord  Steward,  Lord 
Chamberlain,  Earl  of  Arundell,  Earl  of  Southampton,  Earl  of 
Kellie,  Lord  Bishop  of  Winton,  Mr.  Treasurer,  Mr.  Comptroller, 
Mr.  Secretary  Naunton,  Mr.  Secretary  Calvert,  Mr.  Chancellor  of 
the  Exchequer,  Master  of  the  RoUs,  Sir  Edward  Coke,)  referring 
the  business  of  the  newly-erected  staple  of  wool  in  Ireland  to 
the  Lord  Carew,  Mr.  Treasurer  of  His  Majesty's  household,  Mr. 
Secretary  Calvert,  Mr.  Chancellor  of  the  Excheqtier,  and  the 
Master  of  the  Rolls. 

P.  1.     Exd.  by  C.  Edmondes.     Endd. 

575.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

Sir  Charles  Wilmot  to  be  licensed  to  repair  into  England 
for  four  months. 

576.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

Approves  of  the  behaviour  of  Sir  Richard  Bolton  when  the 
award  between  the  Earl  of  Ormond  and  Desmond  was  published 
at  the  Council  Table. 

577.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

A  pardon  to  be  granted  to  Richard  Dillon  for  killing  Pierce 
DiUon,  his  near  kinsman. 

578.  The  King  to  St.  John. 

To  erect  an  office  of  auditor  of  the  Court  of  Wards  and 
Liveries  in  Ireland,  and  to  confer  the  same  on  Hixmfrey 
Reynolds. 

579.  The  King  to  the  Commissioners  of  the   Court   of 

Wards. 
Letter  to  the  Lord  Chancellor  and  the  rest  of  the  Council 
for  the  Court  of  Wards  in  Ireland  for  appointing  Edward 
Middhop  and  Thos.  Stockdale  to  be  attornies  to  that  court. 


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1619. 
Sept.  28.     580.        The  King  to  St.  John. 
Docquet  Book.  Recommends  John  Carroll,  Esq.,  who  has  voluntarily  sur- 

rendered all  his  lands,  as  a  man  fit  to  be  cherished  in  the 
plantation  of  the  country  of  Ely  O'CarroU. 

Sept.  28.     581.        The  King  to  St.  John. 
Docqaet  Book.  j^  grant  to  be  made  to  the  Archbishop  of  Dublin  to  the  pre- 

bend of  Castleknock,  and  as  many  other  church  dignities  as 
are  or  shall  be  valued  at  1001.  per  annum,  to  be  held  in  com- 
mendam. 

Sept.  29.     582.        Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^^  ^ss'To  '  "  ■'■  ™^^^  ^°^*^  upon  the  occasion  of  a  letter  from  Mr.  Seei-etary 

'     '  Calvert  concerning  Captain  James  Butler,  who  desired  a  letter 

from  me  to  favour  his  pass,  together  with  some  others  of  his 
nation,  to  Poland,  to  give  you  account  how  I  proceed  upon 
occasions  with  such  idle  people  and  wood  kern  as  have  infested 
some  parts  of  the  kingdom  since  my  government. 

I  cannot  say  that  at  any  time  we  have  been  quite  free  from 
some  that  have  kept  the  woods  and  executed  sundry  mischiefs, 
specially  in  the  fastnesses  between  Tyrone  and  Londonderry, 
near  the  plantations  of  those  countries  and  in  the  woods  of 
Low  Leinster,  near  the  plantation  of  Wexford.  I  have  omitted 
no  time,  when  I  heard  of  them,  to  make  protestation  against 
them,  wherein  besides  the  King's  soldiers  and  commanders  I 
have  employed  the  natives  themselves  to  cut  them  off  at  the 
charge  of  the  country,  with  the  least  charge  to  the  King's 
purse  and  without  increase  of  garrisons.  I  found  good  success, 
as  what  by  the  hands  of  the  natives,  soldiers,  and  execution 
of  some  of  them  by  Provost-Marshal,  with  such  as  have  been 
sent  to  the  gaols  to  receive  their  trials  by  law,  within  these 
three  years  300  have  been  killed ;  yet  it  is  true  that  when  one 
sort  is  cut  off  others  arise  in  their  places,  for  the  countries  are 
so  full  of  the  younger  sons  of  gentlemen  who  have  no  means 
of  living,  and  will  not  work,  that  when  they  are  sought  for  to 
be  punished  for  disorders  they  commit  in  their  idleness  they 
go  to  the  woods  to  maintain  themselves  by  the  spoil  of  the 
quiet  subjects,  for  I  have  not  heard  of  any  man  of  quality  or 
that  has  anything  of  his  own  amongst  them.  If  their  numbers 
are  10  or  12  they  can  hardly  be  hurt  by  any  prosecution 
which  might  be  pursued  if  their  numbers  were  larger,  and 
their  haunts  would  be  more  certainly  known  and  found  out. 
I  therefore  gave  order  to  prosecute  them  as  long  as  the  weather 
was  fit,  but  when  the  nights  grew  longer  and  winter  came  on, 
lest  they  should  take  the  opportunity  of  increasing  their 
number,  I  have  been  contented  to  hearken  to  motions  for 
drawing  them  from  their  unlawful  courses  ;  either  to  extend 
the  King's  pardon  to  some  of  the  principal  and  their  com- 
panions, or  by  permitting  some  of  them  to  depart  the  kingdom. 
In  both  cases  they  giving  their  ablest  friends  to  be  bound  in 
good  sums,  the  first  sort  for  their  future  loyalties,  the  other, 


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not  to  return  again  or  abide  in  any  part  of  the  kingdom 
"without  special  leave  of  the  State.  No  one  of  those  suffered 
to  depart  or  pardoned  has  gone  into  rebellion  again.  By  these 
courses  they  have  been  kept  from  doing  any  outrageous  mis- 
chief; and  I  have  endeavoured  to  suppress  such  growing  evils 
by  the  forces  and  means  we  have  without  giving  alarms  of 
danger  before  I  have  grounds  for  it.  At  this  time  there  are 
12  or  14  gone  out  of  the,  borders  of  Wexford,  Wicklow,  and 
Catherlagh,  and  as  many  more  in  the  barony  of  Strabane,  that 
have  been  together  longer,  against  whom  I  have  given  order 
for  a  set  persecution  ;  yet,  considering  the  drawing  near  of 
the  long  winter  nights,  I  think  I  shall  not  do  amiss  to  hearken 
to  their  offers  which  they  continually  make,  so  as  their  sub- 
mission be  humble  and  the  security  fit  to  be  accepted.  And 
out  of  these  considerations,  finding  Captain  Butler  a  civil 
gentleman,  and  bringing  good  recommendation  from  the  Prince 
he  served,  I  was  contented  -to  let  him  carry  over  some  of  those 
idle  gentlemen  with  him,  amongst  whom  Donogh  M'Shane, 
Fr.  Patricke,  John  O'Felan,  and  Edward  Morrys  have  been, 
the  former  part  of  this  year,  upon  their  keeping  in  the  county 
of  Tipperary,  but  I  have  not  heard  any  greater  hurt  they  have 
done  than  to  steal  victuals  to  fill  their  bellies  ;  and,  if  I  might 
have  an  opinion,  I  think  it  would  be  an  ease  to  the  kingdom 
if  some  foreign  Prince  were  to  draw  10,000  of  them  to  a  war 
abroad.  His  Majesty's  charge  at  this  time  much  depends  upon 
the  receipt  of  his  revenues  in  this  kingdom,  and  I  understand 
the  arrears  grow  great,  wherein  Sir  Arthur  Savage,  His 
Majesty's  Vice-Treasurer,  is  a  principal,  and  in  effect  the  only 
useful  officer.  I  pray  you  to  hasten  him  over." — Dublin, 
29  September  1619. 
Pp.  4.     Signed.     Sealed.    Add.    Endd. 

Sept.  80.     583.        Commission    for    the    Plantation   of   the    County  of 

ActaRegia  LONGFORD   and  Ely   O'CarROLL. 

^RR™T'  '^1^®  King's  commission  to  Sir  Oliver  St.  John,  Deputy ;  Sir 

Ireland.  Adam  Loftus,  Lord  Chancellor ;  Christopher,  Lord  Primate  of 

Armagh ;  Arthur  Lord  Chichester  of  Belfast,  High  Treasurer ; 
Richard  Lord  Viscount  Powerscourt,  Marshal  of  the  Army; 
George  Bishop  of  Meath ;  Andrew  Bishop  of  Raphoe ;  Sir 
Ai-thur  Savage,  Vice-Treasurer  ;  Sir  Henry  Docwra,  Treasurer- 
at-Wars  ;  Sir  William  Jones,  Chief  Justice  of  the  King's  Bench ; 
Sir  Dominic  Sarsfield,  Chief  Justice  of  the  Common  Pleas ; 
Sir  William  Methwold,  Chief  Baron  of  the  Exchequer ;  the 
Master  of  the  Rolls  and  Master  of  the  Ordnance  for  the  time 
to  be ;  Sir  James  Balfour,  Sir  James  Hamilton,  Hugh  Mont- 
gomery, Sir  John  King,  Muster-Master  General,  Sir  Dudley 
Norton,  and  Sir  Francis  Annesley,  Principal  Secretaries  of 
Ireland ;  Sir  Thomas  Hibbots,  Chancellor  of  the  Exchequer : 
Whereas  he  finds  himself  entitled  to  the  county  of  Long-ford 
and  territory  of  Ely  O'CarroU,  he  is  resolved,  as  well  in  regard 
of  his  zeal  to  Almighty  God,  which,  in  the  course  of  his  govern- 


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ment,  has  been  his  chiefest  care,  as  well  as  his  tender  respect 
to  Ireland,  where  he  desires  that  civility  and  goodness  should 
be  known  and  embraced  by  those  that  are  as  yet  ignorant 
thereof,  to  confer  a  fourth  part  of  the  said  lands  upon  such 
British  undertakers  as  shall  be  conformable  to  the  religion 
established  in  the  churches  of  his  other  kingdoms.  Yet  has  he 
not  for  those  pretences  how  fair  soever  any  purpose  to  leave 
his  other  subjects,  the  ancient  inhabitants  of  those  parts,  desti- 
tute of  sufficient  means  to  support  them  according  to  their 
qualities  and  degrees,  as  will  appear  in  his  instructions  for  that 
plantation.  He  appoints  those  named  above  as  commissioners 
for  the  plantation  of  Longford  and  Ely  O'CarroU ;  the  first 
five  of  them  to  be  always  of  the  quorum,  with  power  to  make 
grants  to  the  natives  and  British  undertakers,  according  to 
the  tenor  of  his  letters  of  the  8th  of  August  last,  and  the 
instructions  therewith  sent  to  the  Deputy,  signed  with  his 
own  hand  of  the  same  date,  or  as  they  or  any  seven  or  more 
of  them  shaU  think  fit,  and  according  to  the  several  assigna- 
tions to  such  undertakers  as  he  (the  King)  has  made  choice  of, 
with  power  to  hear  and  determine  controversies  ;  and  that  no 
trial  be  had  by  course  of  law  or  equity,  to  the  prejudice  of 
the  intended  plantation,  but  only  before  them  the  commis- 
sioners, or  any  seven  of  them  as  aforesaid.  And  they  are  to 
give  order  to  the  escheators  that  no  offices  be  returned  of  any 
lands  in  the  said  county  of  Longford  and  Ely  O'CarroU,  which 
might  impeach  the  credit  of  any  office  abeady  found  thereof. 
— Dublin,  the  last  of  September,  in  the  I7th  year  of  the 
reign. 

Pp.  8.      Endd. :    "  Virtute   Litterarum   Domini   Regis  ab 
Anglia  missarum  et  sua  manu  propria  signatarum." 

Sept.         584.        The  Lords  Beittas  and  Castleconnell. 
^^r  235^^4?'  Draft  of  a  bond  of  recognizance  of  the  Baron  Bourke  of 

'     '  Brittas  to  enter  into  a  statute  staple  in  Ireland  to  Lord  Castle- 

connell, not  to  claim  the  manor  or  castle  of  Castleconnell. 
P.  1.     Endd. 

Sept.        585.         Petition  of  Bryan  O'Rourhe  to  the  King. 

^'^''•iv^^'  '^^  ^^^  King's  most  Ecccellent  Majesty,  the  humble  petition  of 

^'      '  Brian  O'Rourke. 

"  0  !  in  light  thy  hart  with  a  saJcred  fier, 
Glorius  great  King,  grant  hut  my  desier, 
0  doe  but  grant  that  most  gracious  faver 
Now  in  my  inisery  to  prove  my  savor. 
Libertie  sweet  Sir  is  that  I  crave, 
0  grant  but  that,  and  then  m,y  life  you  have : 
In  the  mean  tim,e  I  am,  bound  to  pray 
For  thee  my  sovrayne  long  to  beare  sway. 
And  from  your  enemis  mxiy  you  always  bee 
Garded  by  heavens  greatest  polisie." 
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J^ote  by  Mr.  Lemon. 

On  the  8th  of  Oct..  1619,  the  Privy  Council  wrote  to  the 
Lord  Chief  Justice  that  Bryan  O'Bourke  being  brought  over 
hither  "  tobe  brought  up  in  religion,  and  to  have  that  education 
as  is  meet  for  a  gentleman  of  his  fashion  and  nrveans"  was  in 
the  first  instance  sent  to  the  university,  and  from  thence 
removed  and  advfiitted  into  the  Middle  Temple,  where  he  con- 
tinued until  it  happened  on  St.  Patrick's  day  last,  coming 
from  supper  with  some  of  Ms  countrymen, "  he  fell  into  a  brable 
wherein  some  were  hurt,  and  O'Rourke  thereupon  committed 
to  the  gatehouse."  He  was  then  indicted  and  removed  to  the 
King's  Bench,  and  is  there  detained  unless  he  can  'pay  300i. 
for  the  charges  and  dam.ages  "  about  a  broken  pate."  Desiring 
his  Lordship  to  take  order  for  his  release. 

It  seems  the  above  letter  was  ineffectual,  for  on  the  28th 
Nov.  they  wrote  again  to  the  Lord  Chief  Justice  to  release  Brian 
O'Rourke  from  the  imprisonment  he  had  so  long  endured, 
as  the  parties  had  since  procured  a  verdict  against  him  for 
280?.,  and  praying  and  requiring  his  Lordship  to  give  order 
for  stay  of  execution  of  that  verdict,  "  and  to  mediate  some 
reasonable  and  indifferent  composition  between  the  parties.  " 

It  is  not  improbable  that  the  subjoined  rude  verses  in- 
terested the  King  in  his  favour,  and  caused  the  interference  of 
the  Privy  Council  in  his  behalf. 

He  appears,  however,  to  have  been  a  very  troublesome  fellow, 
for  on  the  24<th  Jan.  1621,  the  Privy  Council  themselves  com- 
mitted him  to  the  Marshalsea,  for  what  offence  is  not  stated. 

Oct.  10.      586.         Abuses  in  the  Wool  Staple. 
^  T  'aqs^^a^'  '^^^  committee  of  the  Council  to  the  Lords.     Their  report 

'     '  in  answer  to  the  order  of  reference  from  the  Privy  Council  of 

Sept.  27,  concerning  abuses  in  the  newly-erected  wool  staple 
of  Ireland. 

,8igned :  G.  Carew,  F.  Edmondes,  Jul.  Csesar,  George  Calvert, 
tulke  Grevill. 
Pp.  4.     Endd. 

Oct.  16.      587<        Creation  of  the  Viscounty  of  Dungaevan. 
Grant  Book,  g£j.  Richard  Boyle  raised  to  the  rank  of  Viscount  Dun- 

p.  287  .J 

garvan  m  Ireland. 

Oct.  21.      588.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

^T  '236^43^'  [This  letter  is  in  substance  a  mere  repetition  of  St.  John's 

' '     '  letter  of  September  29,  1619  to  the  Privy  Council,  supra, 

Art.  583.] 

Nov.  7.      589.        Appointment  to  be   One  of  His  Majesty's   Learned 

Sign  Manuals,  COUNSEL  at  LARGE. 

Grant  to  Walter  Archer,  Esq.,  of  the  place  of  one  of  His 
Majesty's  learned  counsel  at  Large  in  Ireland  during  pleasure, 
and  to  assist  in  finding  ofSces,  and  soliciting  His  Majesty's 
causes  before  the  Commissioners  for  Wards,  according  to  certain 
instructions  annexed. — Westminster,  6  November  1619. 


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1619. 
Nov.  8.      590.        LoED  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 
^■?"'  ^'^f^^^'  Have  been  delayed  in  their  proceedings  for  the  intended 

'     ■  plantation   of    Longford  and  Ely  O'CarroU,   partly  through 

want  of  a  sufficient  number  of  the  principal  commissioners, 
who  were  absent  during  the  late  time  of  vacation,  and  specially 
because  the  chief  men  of  those  parts  were  finishing  their 
harvest,  which  in  this  country  is  seldom  done  until  "  Allhowl- 
lontide."  But  upon  summons  they  have  presented  themselves, 
and  the  28th  of  last  month  those  of  Longford  submitted  by 
an  instrument  under  their  hands,  and  some  few  days  after 
they  of  Ely  did  the  like. 

The  O'Ferralls  (of  Longford)  objected  not  so  much  to  the 
deduction  of  a  fourth  part  of  their  lands,  as  being  the  King's 
fuU  resolution,  but  because  the  remaining  three  parts  were  not 
only  subject  to  the  whole  composition  for  the  120  beeves 
belonging  to  the  manor  of  Granard,  and  2001.  a  year  claimed 
by  Malby,  but  that  persons  of  quality  pretending  to  lands  in 
that  country  might  procure  favour  and  exemption  from  bearing 
with  them. 

In  the  end  they  yielded,  and  cheerfully,  but  not  without 
promise  from  the  Council  that  they  would  become  suitors  for 
them  to  the  King  and  their  Lordships  that  no  other  charge 
might  be  laid .  upon  them,  nor  land  taken  from  them,  than  is 
directed  in  His  Majesty's  instructions.  But  several  letters  are 
now  come  to  the  Lord  Deputy  for  passing  lands  to  some 
specially  favoured,  not  only  freed  from  the  deduction  of  a 
fourth,  but  with  direction  that  the  undertakers  shall  be  still 
fully  provided  for  and  supplied  out  of  the  natives'  three  parts, 
which  will  become  the  more  grievous  unto  them.  This  has 
hitherto  been  concealed  from  the  people,  and  the  truth  is,  that 
as  the  letters  precede  the  instructions  in  date.  His  Majesty  is 
yet  at  liberty  to  do  as  he  pleases,  and  they  beseech  him  to 
mention  their  engagement  to  the  natives  to  His  Majesty,  and 
to  vouchsafe  them  his  pleasure  therein.  As  for  Ely  O'Carroll, 
the  same  is  not  liable  to  such  charge  as  Longford  is,  being  free 
from  any  compositions  or  burden  more  than  the  deduction  of  a 
fourth  part,  and  the  assignment  of  glebes,  allowance  for  ad- 
measurement, and  the  necessary  expense  for  settlement 'of  the 
plantation ;  in  all  which  the  undertakers  are  to  contribute 
with  them. 

Suggest  the  erection  of  a  corporation  there  as  well  as  in 
.  Longford,  with  the  same  privileges  and  assignments  of  100 
acres  of  land,  the  place  to  be  at  Ballenedorragh,  which  is  a 
narrow  passage  that  opens  out  of  that  part  of  Leinster  into 
Ormond  and  Tipperary,  parts  of  such  evil  haunts'  as  it  has 
been  found  necessary  to  lay  a  garrison  at  the  said  Ballene- 
darrogh,  which  has  been  for  these  two  years  commanded  by 
Francis  Acland,  the  lieutenant  of  Sir  Henry  Docwra,  who  is 
an  active  man,  and  so  fortunate  in  his  employment  that  he 
has  abated  the  number  of  malefactors  in  those  parts,  having 
cut  ofi"  some  and  forced  many  into  the  hands  of  justice.     If 


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this  scheme  for  a  corporation  be  approved,  they  would  wish  it 
was  countenanced  by  the  residence  of  some  commander  with 
a  company,  to  be  placed  in  a  small  strong  castle  there  already, 
which  might  be  maintained  without  charge  to  His  Majesty,  if 
300  acres  of  land  be  laid  to  it,  and  a  lease  granted  (at  the 
undertaker's  rate)  to  the  commander  of  the  forces  for  21  years, 
if  he  live  so  long.  They  will  now  proceed  to  compound  for 
the  120  beeves  and  the  200?.  rentcharge.  The  one  they  shaU 
soon  do,  but  the  other  is  encumbered  with  difficulty,  by  reason 
of  young  Malby's  nonage  and  his  mother,  the  Lady  Sidley's 
absence  in  England,  who  has  an  estate  for  life  in  the  said  rent. 
Find  it  difficult  to  ascertain  the  truth  of  the  composition  said 
to  be  made  by  His  Majesty,  because  it  was  in  England,  and 
the  several  pensions  given  in  lieu  thereof  are  paid  out  of  the 
Exchequer  there  (as  they  hear)  to  Sir  James  Creighton,  Sir 
James  Hamilton,  and  Sir  James  Simpill,  who  are  now  in 
England. 

In  the  meantime  they  have  resolved  to  set  apart  a  portion 
of  land  equivalent  to  the  redemption  of  this  200?.  per  annum, 
which  may  hereafter  be  disposed  of  according  to  the  occasion. 
—Dublin  Castle,  8  November  1619. 

Signed:  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus,  Cane,  Powerscourte, 
Hen.  Docwra,  Will.  Jones,  Dom.  Sarsfelde,  Willm.  Methwold, 
J.  King,  Dud.  Norton,  Fr.  Annesley. 

Pp.  4-. 

Nov.  9.      591.        Lord  Deputy  to  the  Loeds  of  the  Privy  Council. 
SP-> ^f^^^'  Thought  it  his  duty  to  advertise  their  Lordships   of  some 

'     ■  desperate  rogues  who  inhabit  the  fast  places  of  the  counties 

of  Wexford,  Wicklow,  and  Catherlagh.  They  are  16  or  20  in 
number,  and  have  continued  their  disorders  for  the  last  three 
months,  and  still  increase  in  number,  and  have  lately  made  an 
attempt  upon  a  house  in  the  town  of  Eniskorthy.  Has  sent 
soldiers  against  them,  but  they  are  so  cunning  that  the  soldiers 
cannot  find  them  without  some  of  the  country  to  act  as  guides. 
If  this  continues  he  must  send  more  soldiers,  and  cause  them 
to  camp  in  the  country,  and  make  a  "  main  prosecution  against 
them." 

Has  made  trial  of  the  disposition  of  the  inhabitants  of 
Waterford,  and  finds  that  none  of  them  of  any  quality  will 
conform  themselves  in  religion,  not  even  in  show,  for  the 
saving  of  their  charter,  "  but  will  sit  still  and  attend  what- 
ever course  the  King  directs."  If  the  King  intends  to  have  a 
corporation  there,  new  inhabitants  must  be  sent  thither  to 
supply  the  places  of  magistracy,  and  to  govern  the  multitude, 
and  that  the  ancient  inhabitants  may  continue  their  former 
residence,  and  trade  there,  wherewith  he  (Deputy)  thinks  they 
will  be  contented. — Dublin,  9  November  1619. 

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1619. 
Nov.  22.     592.        Lord  Deputy  of  Ireland  to  the  Chief  Baron. 

^1^23^5*47"^'  '^°  afiirm  under  his  hand  how  the  state  of  the  chief  rents 

'      '  of  Kierrycurrechie,  in  county  Corke,  affirmed  to  be  due  to  the 

King  by  the  attainder  of  the  late  Earl  of  Desmond,  stand  in 
court.  How  many  terms  it  depends  there,  and  whether  my 
Lord  Sarsfield  laboured  the  putting  thereof  in  charge  or  not, 
or  whether  he  or  any  for  him  did  caU  thereupon  to  the  end 
to  have  the  moiety  plussed  (sic)  to  himself  and  his  heirs,  as 
was  informed. — Dublin,  22  November  1619.     01.  St.  John. 

Nov.  25.     593.         The  Chief  Baron's  Return. 

It  appears  by  the  enclosed  certificate  of  the  Cleric  of  the 
Pipe  that  the  rents  above  mentioned  were  not  put  in  charge, 
nor  did  my  Lord  Sarsjild  ever  move  or  propound  for  the 
same. — William  Methwold. 

P.  1.     Signed.     Endd. :  "  Kierrycurrechie."     Enclosing, 

S.P.,  Ireland,    594.         Certificate  of  Ro.  Downton,  Clerk  of  the  Pipe. 

'        '  That  no  part  of  the  rents  of  Kyerricurrechie,  in  county 

Cork,  has  been  put  in  charge  in  his  office,  except  some  small 
parcells  vn  Ballineloskye,  alias  Burntovme  and  Gortmornane, 
granted  to  Francis  Blundell,  Esq.,  10°  Mar.  10°  Jac.  for  21 
years,  at  the  rent  of  12s.  per  annum,  nor  has  there  been  any 
order  to  his  knowledge  given  for  the  same. 
P.  1.     Signed. 

Nov.  25.     595.        Ambassador's  Outfit. 
Sign  Manuals,  Warrant  for  payment  of  imprest   and   allowances  to  Sir 

Walter  Aston,  Bart.,  Ambassador  to  the  King  of  Spain,  to 
commence  from  the  11th  November,  at  the  rate  of  61.  per 
diem,  with  extraordinaries. 


vol.  235,  46. 


Nov.  29.     596.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Lords. 

^'Jn'o^a.^^r^'  Find  that  the  enclosed  petition  of  Walter  Coppinger,  in 

behalf  of  some  of  the  freeholders  of  the  barony  of  Kiery- 
churichie,  co.  Cork,  complains  that  Sir  Dominick  Sarsfeild, 
Chief  Justice  of  the  Court  of  Common  Pleas,  had  procured  the 
rent  of  6s.  8c?.  out  of  every  15  ploughlands  in  the  said  barony 
(which  by  the  indentures  of  composition  in  31°  Eliz.  was 
included  in  a  rent  of  15s.  for  each  ploughland)  to  be  again  put 
in  charge  in  the  Exchequer  here,  the  one  moiety  thereof 
to  be  paid  to  His  Majesty,  and  the  other  to  Sir  Dom..  Sars- 
feild and  his  heirs  by  virtue  of  a  letter  obtained  from  His 
Majesty.  Explain  that  it  was  only  an  act  of  duty  of  the 
King's  officers.  And  that  Sir  Dominick  Sarsfeild  has  been 
wrongfully  traduced  by  that  complaint,  which  they  think  was 
maliciously  conceived  against  him.  And  they  beseech  them 
to  take  into  consideration  the  wrong  done  unto  him,  and  to 
send  them  their  directions  for  punishment  of  the  complainer. 
—Dublin  Castle,  29  November  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Lof  tus.  Cane,  Thomond,  Powers- 


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1619. 


Nov.  30. 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
Tol.  235,  48. 


S.P.,  Iieland, 
vol.  235,  48  I. 


court,  Wm.  Jones,  K  Boyle,  Hen.  Docwra,  Willm.  Methwold, 
Fr.  Aungier,  J.  King,  Dud.  Norton,  Fra.  Annesley. 
Pp.  2.     Sealed.    Add.    Endd. 

597.  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  to  the  Loeds. 

Being  required  to  report  upon  the  petition  of  the  officers  of 
Customs  against  the  reduction  of  their  fees  granted  them  by 
patent,  they  approve  of  their  services,  and  recommend  their 
cases  to  the  Lords'  favour. — DubHn  Castle,  30  November 
1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus,  Cane,  Powerscourte, 
Balfoure,  Th.  Ridgeway,  Hen.  Docwra,  WiU.  Jones,  Dom.  Sars- 
felde,  Willm.  Methwold,  Fr.  Aungier,  Fr.  Annesley,  J.  King, 
Dud.  Norton. 

P.  1.     Add.     Enclosing, 

598.  Petition  of  the  officers  of  His  Majesty's  Customs  to  have  the 
fees  granted  by  their  patents,  and  not  to  be  subjected  to  the 
late  reduceinent.  Giving  a  table  of  fees  according  to  both, 
viz.,  Dublin  customer,  40Z.  fee  by  patent ;  71.  fee  by  reduce- 
ment,  &c.,  &c. 

Pp.  2. 


[Nov.]      599 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  49. 


Petition  of  Florence  M'Carty  to  the  Lords  of  the 
Council. 

Shows  that  after  many  years'  restraint  he  petitioned  the 
King  for  his  liberty,  which  was  granted  him  upon  the  bonds 
of  the  Earls  of  Thomond  and  Clanricard,  and  the  Lord  Delvin 
and  Down,  and  other  knights  and  gentlemen  to  confine  him 
about  this  city,  where  he  has  ever  since  lived  in  great  want. 
Beseeches  more  Uberty  in  respect  of  his  good  conduct  for  the 
last  four  or  five  years,  and  as  he  is  ill  with  an  ague,  and  has 
nothing  wherewith  to  support  his  children. 

P.  1. 

[Nov.]      600.        Petition  of  William  Bueeell  to  the  King. 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Seeks   redi'css    against  the   violent   conduct   of  Peregrine 

Bannister,    sheriff  of  Cork,   and  the   vexatious   indictments 
against  his  iron  and  shipbuilding  works,  near  the  castle  of 
Downdaner. 
P.  1. 


vol.  235, 49  A. 


[Nov.] 

S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  49  B. 


S.P.,  Ireland, 
vol.  235,  50. 


601.  The  King  to  the  Lord  Deputy. 

To  protect  and  assist  William  Burrell  and  his  partners  in 
his  ironworks  and  shipbuilding  at  Dundaner,  and  to  take 
special  order  for  restraining  Peregrine  Bannister  and  others 
from  attempting  anything  against  the  said  works. 

Pp.  2.     Endd. 

602.  Reward  for  Robbees  slain  in  Leinstee. 

Copy  of  concordatum  of  1001.  granted  to  Hugh  M'Phelim 
Birne,  one  of  the  sons  of  Phelim  M'Feagh  Birne,  Esq.,  for  the 


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1619. 

apprehension  of  Patrick  Kelley,  and  for  killing  Cahir 
M'William  Cavanagh  and  Daniel  Duff"  M'Murtagh  (who  had 
committed  robberies  in  divers  parts  of  Leinster),  and  other 
notable  malefactors. 

Signed  :  01.  St.  John,  Adam  Loftus,  Cane,  Thomond,  Powers- 
court,  William  Methwold,  Toby  Caulfield,  Fra.  Aungier. 
P  1.     Copy. 

Dec.  21.     603.        Petition  of  Theobald  Loed  Bourke,  Lord  Barok  of 

S.P.,  Ireland,  BrITTAS,   to   the   PeIVY   COUNCIL. 

Has  now  endured  seven  months'  imprisonment :  is  willing  to 
release  his  claim  to  the  title  of  honour  of  Castleconnell,  and  to 
the  castle  and  manor  thereof,  and  all  lands  thereto  belonging, 
and  also  of  any  lands  and  hereditaments  whereof  Sir  William 
Bourke,  Richard  Bourke,  and  Thomas  Bourke,  late  Lords  of 
Castleconnell,  died  lawfully  seized  of  any  estate  of  inherit- 
ance. 

Prays  that  he  may  not  be  enjoined  to  resign  his  right  to  any 
other  lands. 

With  a  reference,  dated  21st  December  1619,  to  the  effect  that 
upon  the  above  petition  being  read  to  the  Lords,  they  desired 
the  opinions  of  the  Attorney  and  Solicitor-General,  and  Mr. 
Hadsor. 

Signed :  C.  Edmondes. 

P.  1. 

Dec.  23.      604.     Answer  of  Yelverton,  Coventry,  and  Hadsor  to  the  Lords' 
S.P.,  Ireland,  above  reference.     Send  draft  of  a  release  to  be  perfected  by 

'     ■  Baron  Castleconnell,  Lord  Bourke  of  Brittas,  to  enter  into  a 

bond  of  3,000^.  to  perform  his  covenants. 
P.  1.     Signed. 

S.P.,  Ireland,      605.  LOED  DEPUTY   OF   IRELAND   to   the   HiGH     SHERIFF    and 

Yol.  235, 54.  Justices  of  the  Peace  of  Anglesea. 

Upon  the  first  report  of  the  late  wreck  at  Holyhead,  in  which 
the  eldest  son  of  the  Earl  of  Ormond,  Viscount  Thurles,  was 
cast  away,^  he  wrote  that  the  goods  that  were  in  that  ship 
were  to  be  searched  for,  and  kept  for  those  to  whom  they  belong. 
The  bearer,  Thomas  Tonery,  servant  to  Lady  Thurles,  is  now 
sent  to  look  after  the  goods,  &c.  belonging  to  the  said  viscount. 
Prays  them  to  give  him  aid. — Dublin,  29  December  1619. 

P.  1.  Signed.  Sealed.  Endd.  Add.:  "To  my  very 
worthy  friends  the  high  sheriff"  and  justices  of  the  peace  of 
Anglesea,  and  to  the  Vice- Admiral  in  those  parts,  and  to  all 
others  v^hom  it  may  concern." 


vol.  235,  54  A. 


Dec.        606.        Petition  of  Walter  Eael  of    Ormond   and  Osserie 

S.P.,  Ireland,  to  the  PrIVY   COUNCIL. 

Begs  for  their  order  to  the  high  sheriff  and  justices  of  peace 
of  Anglesea,  and  to  the  Vice- Admiral  of  those  parts,  for  a  strict 

'  This  was  the  father  of  James  Duke  of  Ormonde. 


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1619. 

examination  of  all  persons  brought  before  them  by  Thomas 
Tonery  for  the  discovery  of  the  goods  lost  in  the  shipwreck  of 
the  Viscount  Thurles'  and  Lord  Dunboyne's  son. 
P.  1. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  607.  PETITION  of  Terence  Brien  (now  at  school  at  Eton)  to 
'°'--''''^-  the  Privy  Council. 

Prays  for  orders  to  the  high   sheriff  and  others  of  North 
Wales  to  search  for  601.  and  some  other  things  intrusted  for 
petitioner's  use  to  Mortagh  Hogan,  who  was  shipwrecked  with 
the  Viscount  Thurles. 
P.  1. 

S.P.,  Ireland,  608.  QUERIES  of  SiR  Edward  Villiers  relative  to  the 
vol.  2.35, 57.  Admiralty  Jurisdiction  in  Ireland. 

Copies  to  be  procured,  first,  of  the  Lord  High  Admiral's 
letters  patent,  whereby  it  may  appear  what  pertains  to  him, 
either  in  point  of  jurisdiction  or  of  comodity,  and  what  places 
and  offices  are  in  his  grant,  and  whether  for  his  life  only. 

Amongst  others.  What  offices  are  in  his  grant  ?  That  he 
may  have  a  copy  of  his  Lordship's  grant  to  the  Lord  Deputy, 
whereby  his  counsel  may  be  instructed  what  interest  he  has, 
what  account  he  is  to  render,  and  what  officers  he  has  power 
to  appoint,  and  for  how  long  ? 

Pp.  2.  Endd.  :  "  Villiers'  queries  concerning  the  Admiralty." 

1619  ?       609.         Gunners'  Account  for  Salutes  fired. 

^^'^'PBO^'^'"^'  "^^^   gunners'   account   of  the  spending  of  3J  pounds  of 

powder  on  several  occasions,  as  the  18th  of  August,  when  they 
set  my  Lord  Thurles  ashore ;  the  4th  of  October,  when  their 
captain  came  aboard  at  Youghal,  &c. 
P.  1.     Endd. :  "  Gonners  Accompt." 


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1620. 

1620. 

Jan.  8.      610.         Geant  in  reversion  of  Vice-Treasubership. 
Grant  Book.  Commission  ia  reversion  to  Sir  Fras.  Blundell,  Bart.,  to  be 

Vice -Treasurer    and   General    Eeceiver    in    Ireland,   during 

pleasure. 


Jan.  12.      611.         Lord  Boyle  to  the  Privy  Council. 
^■^•'  Ireland,  Acknowledges  the  receipt  of  their  letters  of  the  25th  of 

'  ■  October  and  the  27th  of  December,  concerning  the  complaint 

of  William  Burrell,  touching  some  ironworks  in  which  Mr. 
Burrell  unjustly  pretends  to  have  an  interest.  Prays  that  the 
difference  may  be  settled  in  Ireland. — Youghall,  12  January 
1619-20. 

Pp.S.  Signed.  Sealed.  Add.  -&«.(^c?. ;  "12th  Jan.  1619. 
Lord  Boyle  to  the  Lords  concerning  the  complaint  of  Mr. 
Burrell  against  him,  referred  to  the  Earl  of  Arundell,  Lo. 
Carew,  Mr.  Treasurer,  Mr.  Chancellor  of  the  Exchequer,  and 
Master  of  the  Wards. — "  Ironv/orks." 

[1620  ?]      612.        Petition  of  John  Paulet  and  Sarah  his  Wife  to  the 

S.P.,  Ireland,  LORDS  OF   THE  PrIVY   CotJNOIL 

'  ■  Sir    Oliver  Lambert,   having    been    ordered    during    the 

time  he  held  the  wardship  of  their  brother,  George  Malby, 
to  pay  them  SOL  per  annum,  in  consideration  of  a  debt  of 
300L  owing  them  by  the  elder  brother  Henry  Malby  deceased : 

Lady  Lambert,  after  Sir  Oliver's  death,  was  ordered  by  their 
Lordships  to  continue  the  pajrment,  which  she  did  to  Lady-day 
last  past,  and  then  declined,  alleging  an  agreement  she  had 
made  with  their  brother,  George  Malby,  for  his  wardship,  he 
being  then  in  Ireland,  and  the  same  to  be  paid  by  him,  but  he 
has  come  over  to  England  and  refuses  so  to  do. 

Petitioners  being  destitute  of  all  other  means,  desire  that 
Lady  Lambert  may  be  required  to  pay  not  only  the  151.  due 
Lady-day  last,  but  to  continue  the  payment  during  the  time 
of  their  brother's  minority. 

P.  1. 


vol.  235,  3. 


Jan.  26.     613.        Lady  Lambert's  reasons  in  Mr.  Paulett's  Business, 
S.P.,  Ireland,  upon  which  she  did  and  does  insist. 

1.  The  King's  grant  [of  the  wardship  of  George  Malby]  to  her 
husband  is  absolute,  upon  which  she  principally  insists,  it 
being  against  law,  as  she  is  informed,  that  a  committee  of  a 
wardship  ought  to  pay  debts. 

2.  The  order  in  Ireland  was  made  by  consent,  from  which 
Mr.  Paulett  ought  not  to  recede. 


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1G20. 

Her  accounts  are  as  follow :  First,  her  disbursement  since 
the  death  of  her  late  husband  for  and  concerning  Henry 
Malbie  and  the  wardship. 

[There  is  nothing  of  interest  in  the  account  except,  perhaps, 
"To  the  ward,  130?.  per  annum."  "  Entertaim^ient  of  the 
judges  (at  Roscommon),  the  last  summer,  101."  "To  Lord 
Lambert's  funeral  at,  330Z."  "  To  two  Dutchmen  in  Ireland, 
671."     "  Total  of  all  disbursements,  2,000?."] 

P.  1.     Endd. 

Jan.  28.      614.         Answer   and   exceptions  of  John  Paulett  to  the  Lady 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Lambert's  account  concerning  the  Wardship  of  George 

Malby. 
P2).  3.     Endd. 


vol.  235,  4. 


Jan.31.       615.        Mayor  and  Aldermen  of  Bristol  to  the  Privy  Council. 

^voi'  nl^^^'  Have  received   their  Lordships'  letters,    dated  Whitehall, 

29th  December  last,  touching  the  King's  purpose  to  grant  a 
charter  of  corporation  de  novo  unto  Waterford  in  Ireland, 
with  such  privileges  as  shall  be  expedient  and  meet  for  his 
services,  and  to  make  a  mixture  of  English  and  Irish,  and  to 
transport  some' members  hence  who  may  be  useful  for  perfect- 
ing that  body.  Have  made  the  contents  of  these  letters 
known  to  the  several  companies  in  this  city,  and  have  imparted 
unto  them  the  King's  pleasui-e  therein,  and  have  also  dealt  and 
treated  with  divers  of  them  for  disposing  themselves  and 
their  families  to  inhabit  Waterford,  and  to  be  fellow  citizens 
of  that  new  corporation,  and  to  partake  of  the  privileges  there 
as  the  letters  import.  But  cannot  find  any  one  in  this  city 
who  is  willing  to  remove  from  hence  to  Waterford  and  to 
inhabit  there,  which  they  leave  to  their  Lordships  considera- 
tion.— Bristoll,  this  last  of  January  1619. 

Signed:  Thomas  Parker,  Mayor,  John  Whitston,  Mathew 
Haviland,  John  Butcher,  Abel  Kitchen,  Robert  Aldworth, 
Aldermen. 

P.  1.     Signed.    Sealed.     Add.     Endd. 

S.P.,  Ireland,     616.  WoOL   STAPLE  ABUSES. 

The  answer  of  the  Company  of  Staplers  in  Ireland  to  the 
charge  contained  in  the  report  made  by  the  Lords  Committees 
upon  the  complaint  of  the  inhabitants  of  the  province  of 
Munster. 

1 .  That  a  staple  is  not  a  thing  newly  erected.  It  api>ears  by 
the  statute  27  Ed.  III.  there  were  created  four  staple  towns  in 
Ireland,  viz.,  Dublin,  Waterford,  Corke,  and  Drogheda,  with  all 
orders  and  directions  for  shipping  of  wool  as  are  in  England, 
which  was  mentioned  by  the  now  Lord  Chancellor,  His 
Majesty's  Attorney-General,  when  this  business  was  in  treaty, 
who  in  his  certificate  desires  a  uniform  course  may  be  held  by 
the  old  staple  towns,  and,  those  that  are  now  newly  added. 


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1620. 

2.  To  the  suggestion  that  the  consideration  of  the  patent  was 
for  setting  up  a  manufacture  in  Ireland,  and  that  there  is  no 
increase  of  manufacture,  and  that  such  wool  as  grows  there 
comes  not  to  the  markets,  as  well  by  reason  of  the  remoteness 
of  Youghall,  the  only  staple  town  as  yet  settled,  as  also  because 
of  the  small  prices  given  by  the  staplers. 

The  staplers  answer  that  the  consideration  of  the  patent 
was  to  hinder  exports  of  wools  to  foreign  parts,  and  that  they 
did  not  undertake  to  manufacture,  but  it  was  allowed  as  a 
consequence,  that  if  wools  were  not  exported  they  would  be 
draped,  and  since  the  staplers  began  the  trade,  the  French  and 
Dutch  merchants,  instead  of  exporting  wools,  now  carry  away 
coarse  cloths  and  pieces.  To  show  the  increase  of  the  making  of 
cloth  they  appeal  to  the  customers'  books,  assert  that  some  of 
them  have  embarked  large  capitals  in  the  manufacture,  and 
have  made  some  quantities  of  cloth,  with  which  they  have  fur-, 
nished  the  Lord  Deputy  himself  and  others,  and  if  the  works 
had  not  been  interrupted  by  complaints  and  oppositions,  the 
inhabitants  of  those  parts  might  have  had  benefit  by  it. 

3.  To  the  objection  that  the  commodity  of  the  wool  grounds 
is  decayed  by  reason  that  the  markets  are  not  frequented  as 
before,  they  answer  that  by  the  staplers'  customers  wool  is 
not  only  brought  into  the  market,  but  is  also  bought  at  their 
own  houses,  and  thus  the  poor  are  eased  of  that  charge.  So 
that  neither  the  remonstrances  of  Youghal  can  be  of  any  impe- 
diment, when  other  towns  have  the  same  privileges,  nor  can 
they  want  just  prices,  when  there  are  so  many  traders  and 
buyers  of  wool  besides  the  staplers. 

4.  As  to  the  charge  that  Walter  Unit,  the  factor  of  staplers 
of  England,  has  engrossed  much  wool,  and  shipped  the  greater 
part  to  foreign  parts,  Unit  and  the  other  staplers  pray  to 
have  that  matter  examined,  for  it  is  felony  by  law,  and,  if  it  is 
not  punished,  will  overthrow  the  staple  of  Ireland. 

Pp.  5. 


Jan.  20.      617.         Petition  of  Brian    O'Eourke,  prisoner  in   the  King's 
S.P.,  Ireland,  Bench,  to  the  Lords  of  the  Privy  Council. 

'     ■  Prays  that  he  may  write  to  the  Earl  of  Clanrickard  to  fur- 

nish him  with  such  sums  of  money  as  may  purchase  his  freedom, 
which  sums  he  wiU  faithfully  repay  on  attaining  his  majority. 
—Jan.  1619. 
P.l. 

S.P.,  Ireland,      Q\Q,  PETITION  of  BrYAN   O'EoURKE,   FrANCIS   CoUGHTON,  and 

vol,  235, 6  E.  ChristopherPhillipson  to  the  Lords  op  the  Privy 

Council. 
Pray  to  be  heard  in  defence  of  the  accusations  bought  against 
them  by  Aquila  Weekes,  keeper  of  the  gatehouse  of  Westmin- 
ster, of  divers  misdemeanors  committed  by  them  against  him 
and  his  servants. 
P,  1.    No  date. 


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S.P.,  Ireland,    QiQ^        PETITION  of  Betan  O'Roueke,   prisoner  in  the   Tower 
vol.  235, 6c.  q£  London,  to  the  Lords  of  the  Privy  Council. 

Not  having  received  a  penny  for  the  last  four  years,  he  had 
been  forced  to  go  naked,  had  he  not  used  the  credit  of  some 
poor  friends  for  his  clothes.  Prays  for  letters  to  be  written  to 
the  Lord  Treasurer,  for  present  payment  of  the  four  years 
arrerages  of  his  allowance.  "  It  being  a  pitiful  thing  that  a  man 
whose  estate  is  detained  should  thus  starve  in  prison." 
P.  1.     No  date. 

S.P.,  Ireland,    Q20.        REPORT  Concerning  Phelim  MTeagh  Byrne,  and  Bryan 
vo .  235,  6d.  j^jg  g^j^^  against  Sir  Richard  Greame. 

Report  of  the  Commissioners  for  Irish  causes  on  the  Privy 
Council's  letter  of  the  9th  of  February  on  the  controversy 
between  Phelim  M'Feagh  Byrne,  and  Bryan  his  son,  on  the  one 
part,  and  Sir  Richard  Greame  on  the  other.  They  have  com- 
manded Sir  Richard  Greame,  or  some  one  sufficiently  instructed 
in  his  cause,  to  repair  into  England  by  the  first  day  of  Easter 
term  to  attend  their  Lordships  for  hearing  and  determining 
this  cause,  and  he  is  to  bring  with  him  all  such  letters  patent 
as  conduce  to  the  title  in  question,  and  all  other  writings  and 
evidences  concerning  the  same. 

Signed :  James  Ley,  J.  Denham,  Will  Jones. 

P.  1.  No  date.  Endd.:  "Report  concerning  Sir  Richard 
Greame  and  Phelim  M'Feagh  Birne." 

Feb.  26.      621.        The  King  to  St.  John. 

Hiifemica'  Having  found  by   experience    that    plantations   in    that 

P.R.O.,  '  kingdom  are  the   only  ordinary  means   to  reduce  the  people 

Ireland.  to  civility  and  religion,  he  (the  King)  is  the  more  desirous  to 

see   them   proceeded   in  with  due   diligence   and  care;  and 

having  signified  his  pleasure  concerning  Longford  and  Ely 

O'Carroll,  he  forthwith  expects  an  account  from  him  of  Leitrim 

and  the  other  escheated  lands.     And  he  directs  him  to  send 

over  the  survey  of  those  countries  by  the  hands  of  WiUiam 

Parsons,  the  Surveyor-General,  being  well  experienced  in  the 

whole  course  thereof,  and  of  whose  judgment  the  King  has 

already  had  good  proof     He  (St.  John)  is  to  proceed,  and 

he  shall  receive  no  prejudice  by  his  absence. — Westminster, 

26  February,  in  the  17th  year  of  the  reign. 

Pp.  2. 

Memorandum  of  its  being  enrolled  on  the  5th  of  June  1620, 
at  the  request  of  Robert  Kennedy. 

Feb.  26.      622.        The  King  to  St.  John. 

Iiibemkj  ^^  *be  petition  of  the  Bishop  of  Meath  in  behalf  of  the 

P.R.O., '  prelacy  and  clergy  of  Ireland,  and  after  consultations  with  the 

Ireland.  Archbishop  of  Canterbury  and  others  of  the  Privy  Council, 

by  their  advice  gives  the  following  directions : — 

1st.  In  the  plantation  of  Longford  and  Ely  O'Carroll  and 
all  future  plantations  the  same  courses  shall  be  taken 

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as  were  taken  in  Ulster  for  restoring  to  the  church 
all  lands  out  of  which  church  dignitaries  in  former 
times  received  rents,  refections,  or  other  duties,  and 
that  a  competent  glebe  be  provided  for  every  incum- 
bent near  his  residence,  and  a  competent  portion  of 
land  for  the  maintenance  of  a  free  school  in  every 
■  county.  And  particularly  that  the  Bishop  of  Kilmore  and 
Ardagh  be  restored  to  all  lands  already  found  by  office 
01:  to  be  found  hereafter,  out  of  which  in  former  times 
the  bishops  of  those  sees  have  had  their  rent,  refections, 
or  other  services,  and  that  a  commission  of  inquiry  be 
issued  for  this  end  in  the  county  of  Cavan.  No  propor- 
tions to  be  laid  out  for  natives  or  undertakers  before  the 
bishoprics,  churches,  and  schools  be  first  provided  for. 
In  all  future  grants  an  express  reservation  to  be  made 
that  the  grants  shall  be  void  so  far  as  they  prejudice 
the  church,  and  no  further. 

In  the  rest  of  the  country  outside  the  plantations 
the  church  being  in  most  places  ruined,  "so  as  the 
prelates  and  clergy  in  those  places  live  rather  in  the 
ruins  than  true  being  of  a  church,"  he  (St.  John)  is 
to  take  care  that  they  have  the  full  benefit  of  the 
King's  letters,  and  that  the  bishops  be  continued  in 
the  possession  of  what  they  now  hold  or  shall  here- 
after recover  by  the  said  letters,  without  trial  at 
common  law  ;  but  if  of  necessity  there  be  a  jury,  then 
no  recusant  to  be  admitted  on  the  jury,  nor  any  pro- 
fessor of  the  established  religion  claiming  the  inheri- 
tance of  the  church. 

As  the  bishojjric  of  Killaloe  is  much  impaired,  he  (St.  John) 
is  to  make  a  grant  to  the  now  Bishop  of  Killaloe  and 
his  successors  of  21  quarters  of  land  in  the  county  of 
Clare  known  as  Termon  I'Grady,  alias  Tomgrany. 

And  the  prelates  in  former  times,  as  he  (the  King)  is 
informed,  having  made  not  only  long  leases  in  posses- 
sion, but  longer  leases  or  fee-farms  in  reversion,  he  is  to 
call  before  himself  and  the  council,  all  possessors  of  such 
unconscionable  reversions  as  the  bishops  shall  point 
out,  and  require  them  to  surrender  them,  and  if  they 
refuse,  to  inform  them  that  the  King  will  take  a  course 
for  the  relief  of  his  prelates  and  clergy. 

As  the  farmei's  of  impropriations  very  unwillingly  yield 
a  competent  maintenance  to  the  lawful  minister,  he 
(St.  John)  is  to  call  upon  the  King's  learned  counsel 
and  judges  to  find  some  means  to  compel  them. 

"And  because  we  understand  that  the  simple  natives  of 
that  our  kingdom  (who  by  long  experience  we  hear 
are  found  to  be  far  more  tractable  amongst  the  rude 
Irish  than  amongst  the  unconformable  English)  are  kept 
in  darkness,  and  apt  and  ready  thereby  to  be  misled 
into  error,  superstition,  and  disobedience  by  the  Popish 
priests,  who  abuse  their  simplicity  and  ignorance,  which 

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proceedeth  from  want  of  ministers  who  could  speak 
their   own   language,    whom   they   may  understand." 
And  because  the   college  of  Dublin  was  first  founded 
by   Queen  Elizabeth,  and   has  been  since  plentifully 
endowed   by   him   principally   for   breeding    up    the 
natives   of  Ireland  in  civility,  learning,  and  religion, 
and  he  thinks  that  by  this   time  good  numbers  of  the 
natives   should  have  been  trained  up  and  been  em- 
ployed as  teachers  of  the  ignorant  among  the  Irish  if  the 
governors  of  that  house  had  not  neglected  their  trust, 
and  employed  the  revenues  otherwise,  he  requires  the 
visitors  of  that  university  to  take  care  of  that  point, 
and  directs  that  ■''  some  competent  number  of  towardly 
young  men  already  fitted  with  the  knowledge  of  the 
Irish  tongue  be  placed  in  the  university,  and  main- 
tained   there  for   two   or  three  years  till  they  have 
learned   the    grounds   of    religion,   and    be    able    to 
catechise  the  simple  natives,  and  deliver  unto  them 
so  much  as  themselves  have  learned."     These  men  to 
be  thought  of  before  others  when  any  small  livings 
fall  vacant  among  the   "  meere  Irish,"  or  to  be  main- 
tained by  other  ministers  to  be  interpreters  to  them, 
their  maintenance  at  College  to  be  provided  for  partly 
by  ministers  possessed  of  many  livings  among  the  Irish, 
partly  by  help  out  of  the  fines  of  recusants.     This  he 
thinks  will  be  a  principal  means  to  retain  the  poor 
ignorant  people,  "  if  our  former  proclamations,  especially 
the  last  for  banishing  Popish  priests  and  Jesuits,  be 
strictly  put  in  execution." 
Finally,  as  excommimication  is  the  highest  penal  measure 
of   ecclesiastical   magistrates,   yet    is   little   respected 
unless  further  strengthened,  he  (St.  John)  is  with  the 
assistance   of  the    Chancellor   or  Primate,  and   some 
other  prelates,  to  consider  of  an  ecclesiastical  ■commis- 
sion to  be  extended  throughout  that  whole  kingdom 
(but  to  be  executed  at  Dublin  by  some  persons  of 
special  trust),  with  power  to  punish  by  fine  and  im- 
prisonment,   with    such    instructions    and    limitations 
"  for  the  repressing  those  superstitions  and  enormities 
and  yet  stand  with  the  peace  and  good  government 
of  that  kingdom." — Westminster,  26  February,  in  the 
17th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  13. 

Memorandum  of  its  being  enrolled  on  5  th  day  of  May  at 
the  request  of  Thomas  Bishop  of  Kilmore  and  Ardagh. 

March  8.     623.        Lord  Deputy  and  Council  of  Ieeland  to  the  Peivy 

S.P.,  Ireland,  COUNCIL, 

vol.  235,  7. 

Ihe  King  by  his  letters  of  the  7th  of  May  last  declared  his 
intention  to  let  the  casual  revenues  of  this  kingdom  to  farm 
at  a  certain  rent  according  to  the  manner  of  England,  if  it 
might  stand  with  his  service.   And  they  were  required  to  certify 


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to  him  what  sums  have  been  answered  into  the  Exchequer  here 
for  post  fines,  fines  for  oSences  imposed  at  assizes,  gaol 
deliveries,  quarter  and  other  private  sessions  before  any 
justices  or  commissioners,  or  for  recognizances  taken  in  His 
Majesty's  name,  or  for  his  use,  and  forfeited  since  the  first 
year  of  his  reign.  They  find,  that  by  reason  of  the  broken 
[troubled]  times  at  the  beginning  of  his  reign,  until  eight  or 
nine  years  since,  little  or  no  profit  came  to  him  by  any 
manner  of  casualty,  and  through  the  negligence  or  ignorance 
of  officers  in  those  times,  as  few  records  are  extant  of  any 
casualties  that  were  then  paid,  but  the  last  seven  years  they 
send  inclosed  a  certificate  -^  under  the  Foreign  Apposer's  hand, 
ehowing  that  the  casualties,  besides  the  fines  and  recognizances 
remitted  and  reduced  by  the  Lord  Deputy  and  Council  in 
those  seven  years  amounted  to  7,939i.  16s.  Id,  whereof  in  the 
four  first  years  but  1,254Z.  15s.  6d,  and  in  the  three  last  years 
6,620?.  6s.  2d.,  so  that  the  three  last  years  have  almost  doubled 
the  former  four  years.  They  have  taken  courses  to  secure  a 
further  increase. 

There  is  one  part  of  the  casualties.  Adz.,  the  fines  of  jurors, 
&c.,  which  was  heretofore  leased  by  one  Nicholas  Weston,  an 
alderman  of  this  city,  for  100?.  rent  per  annum :  but  the 
inconvenience  and  loss  through  this  grant  being  made  known 
to  His  Majesty,  he  gave  order  to  the  late  Lords  Justices  to  com- 
pound for  the  grant,  in  order  that  those  fines  might  be  improved 
to  his  advantage,  but  he  (Weston)  declined  all  composition. 
Nevertheless,  the  fines  have  ever  since  His  Majesty's  directions 
been  levied  to  His  Majesty's  use,  and  it  will  appear  to  them 
by  the  title  of  "non  apparence"  in  the  enclosed  certificate, 
which  is  part  of  Weston's  grant,  that  the  fines  are  advanced  to 
a  good  yearly  value.  As  they  are  daily  importuned  to  yield 
composition  to  the  grantee  for  his  grant  taken  from  him,  they 
pray  to  receive  direction  therein.  Next  touching  the  post 
fines.  Lastly,  touching  the  forfeited  recognizances,  which 
appear  to  have  yielded  but  a  small  yearly  profit.  Such  is  the 
general  poverty  of  the  ordinary  sort  of  this  people,  upon  whom 
such  forfeitures  for  the  most  part  happen,  that  they  are  in 
commiseration  led  to  reduce  them  to  very  small  rates,  and  yet 
they  will  try  to  advance  the  benefit  of  them,  yet  with  such 
moderation  as  not  to  oppress  the  subject.  But  if  they  were 
let  to  farm,  it  were  to  let  the  King's  mercy  to  farm.  So  they 
conclude  that  if  the  farmer  should  gain  by  his  farming  by  any 
of  the  premises,  it  must  be  so  much  to  His  Majesty's  loss,  and 
if  he  should  lose  thereby,  the  King  would  be  continually 
troubled  with  petitions  for  deductions,  &c. 

For  these  reasons  they  are  against  letting  the  casualties  of 
this  kingdom  to  farm,  until  by  process  of  time  they  may  be 
reduced  to  better  certainty,  as  by  long  continuance  of  peace 
they  are  in  England.  Conclude  by  suggesting  that  the 
officers  of  the  Exchequer  of  England  should  send  over  prece- 

'  Not  forthcoming. 

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dents  and  instructions  to  quicken  the  intelligence  and  industry 
of  the  Irish  officers. — Dublin  Castle,  8  March  1619. 

Signed :  01.  St.  John,  A.  T.  Loftus,  Cane,  J.  King,  Fra. 
Annesley. 

Pp.  3.     Add.    Endd. 

March  23.    624.        Wabrant  for  Sir  Thomas  Dutton. 

^Toi' 235''^8'^'  Attested   copy   of  His   Majesty's   warrant   to    Sir   Henry 

Docwra,  Treasurer-at-War,  for  the  payment  of  Sir  Thomas 
Dutton  out  of  the  surplus  revenue  of  Ireland. — Westminster, 
23  March  1619.     Ex.  per  Ocdle. 
P.  1.    Endd. 


March  1620  ?  625.        Petition    of    aU    the    Officers  of  the  Customs  in 

S.P.,  Ireland,  IRELAND  to  the  LORDS    OF  THE   COUNCIL. 

Showing  that  whereas  they  hold  their  places  under  the 
Great  Seal  of  Ireland,  and  not  under  the  Chequer  Seal  as  in 
England,  than  which  they  know  no  more  certain  grant,  the 
greatest  of  their  several  stipends  not  exceeding  201.,  and  now 
reduced  to  far  less  rates,  so  they  cannot  obtain  their  debentures 
from  the  auditors  according  to  their  patents,  which  makes 
them  so  poor  that  they  are  held  in  contempt  by  the  merchants, 
and  are  by  want  compelled  to  take  mean  courses  to  live. 
Referring  to  their  misfortunes  with  their  agent  the  Customer 
of  Dublin,  who  was  sent  over  with  letters  to  their  Lordships, 
and  unfortunately  perished  at  sea,  pray  to  be  restored  to 
their  stipends,  as  they  have  not  been  guilty  of  any  fault. 

P.  1. 

Aprils.      626.        Bond  to  secure  Performance. 
Co°^*y  papers,  Bond  of  Richard  Baron  Delvin,   Sir  Christopher  Plunket, 

and  William  Dungan,  Esq.,  Recorder  of  Dublin,  promising 
payment  of  1,000^.  to  John  Burne,  Esq.,  in  six  months  after 
the  King  shall  give  a  final  order  for  the  abohshing  the 
grievances  complained  of. — 4  April  1620. 

P.  1.  Copy.  Endd.:  "Grievances  complained  on  to  the 
King." 

April  4.      627.        Letters  Patent  with  grant  of  a  Lottery  to  Henry 

Acta  Eegia  SOUTHEY. 

p.R.O.,'  -         Forasmuch   as   the   keeping  of  a  lottery  in  Ireland  may 

Ireland.  greatly  tend  to  the  increase  of  civility  (by  the  nourishment  of 

a  friendly  concourse  and  amity),  as  also  the  honest  delight  of 
the  King's  Irish  subjects.  And  as  Henry  Southey,  Esq.,  his  (the 
King's)  serjeant-at-arms  of  Ireland,  has  offered  to  give  500Z. 
for  keeping  the  said  lottery,  to  be  applied  towards  the 
repairing  of  the  cathedral  of  Christ  Church,  to  which  the 
Deputy  and  Council  of  Ireland  usually  resort  to  hear  divine 
services,  which  is  (as  the  King  is  informed)  grown  very 
ruinous,  he  (the  King)  in  consideration  of  the  500Z.  so  to  be 
employed  (pursuant  to  his  letters  of  16th  October,  in  the  17th 
year  of  his  reign)  grants  the  said  Henry  Southey  liberty  to 


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April  10. 

Acta  Regia 

Ilibernica, 

P.R.O., 

Ireland. 


erect  one  or  more  lotteries  in  Dublin,  or  any  other  town  cor- 
l^orate,  to  endure  for  three  years.  For  prevention  of  frauds 
and  abuses,  the  mayors  or  other  chief  officers  of  any  place 
where  the  lottery  is  held  are  empowered  to  minister  an  oath 
to  that  end  to  every  person  employed  by  the  said  Henry 
Southey  in  dealing  with  the  said  lottery.  All  other  persons 
are  forbidden  to  erect  a  lottery  except  the  said  Henry  Southey. 
— Dublin,  4  April,  in  the  1 8th  year  of  the  reign. 
Pp.  7. 

628.  Commission  for  Settling  the  Plantation  in  the  County 
of  Longford. 

To  Sir  Francis  Aungier,  Master  of  the  Rolls,  Sir  Christo- 
pher Sibthorpe,  one  of  the  justices  of  the  chief  place,  Sir 
Christopher  Nugent,  Henry  Crofton,  Esq.,  high  sheriff  of  the 
county  of  Longford,  Maurice  Fitzgerald  Dillon,  of  Caveston, 
Edmund  Nugent,  Edward  Doudall,  Andrew  Nugent,  Thomas 
Nugent,  of  Coolamber,  George  Griffith,  and  Henry  Piers, 
Esquires,  made  commissioners  for  the  more  quiet  settlement 
of  Longford,  and  to  see  such  former  possessors  as  could  not 
be  made  freeholders  in  the  plantation  provided  for,  and  placed 
as  tenants  under  the  undertakers  and  principal  natives  who 
have  proportions  of  land  in  the  plantation.  And  to  hear  and 
decide  all  controversies  concerning  boundaries,  and  all  else 
according  to  the  instructions  annexed,  and  such  others  as  they 
may  receive  from  the  commissioners  authorised  for  the 
disposing  of  the  said  county  of  Longford. 

Instructions  to  be  observed  by  the  commissioners  appointed 
for  settling  the  plantation  in  the  county  of  Longford,  as 
foUows  : — 

1.  They  are  to  survey  the  list  of  those  having  under  100 

acres  after  the  deduction  of  one  fourth,  who  by  His 
Majesty's  instructions  were  not  to  be  made  free- 
holders. 

2.  To  see  to  placing  them  as  tenants  under  the  principal 

natives  (former  patentees  excepted)  or  undertakers, 
taking  care  that  a  demesne  of  300  acres  be  left  to  the 
principal  native  or  undertaker  lying  near  his  house. 

3.  The  estates  to  be  made  to  the  lessees  for  three  lives,  or 

41  years  or  under,  as  the  commissioners  shall  see  cause. 
■4.  The  quantities  of  land  to  be  in  respect  of  their  late 
holdings  and  present  ability  to  manure  and  stock  the 
lands,  none  to  be  respected  but  such  as  have  been  of 
honest  behaviour,  and  householders. 

5.  Rent  to  be  at  the  discretion  of  the  commissioners. 

6.  Boundariers  to  be   decided  by  the  commissioners,  but  the 

old  meares  not  to  be  questioned,  and  each  man's  pro- 
portion to  stand  according  to  the  number  of  acres  now 
assigned  to  him,  "and  according  as  the  same  was 
lately  measured  together  as  the  meares  thereof  were 
showed  to  the  measurers,  and  by  them  trodden  with 
the  chain  according  to  His  Majesty's  directions." 


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7.  The  commissioners  to  settle  any  differences  that  may- 

arise  about  glebes  when  the  measurers  come  down  to 
lay  them  out,  but  to  take  care  that  they  be  laid  most 
conveniently  to  the  several  churc